Fri 27 Apr Stratford Literary Festival 2018

Alan Johnson - The Long and Winding Road

Friday 27th April - 7:30pm

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We welcome back to Stratford one of the most admired politicians of the last 50 years. From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s multi-award-winning autobiography charts an extraordinary journey, almost unimaginable in today’s Britain.

With a lack of the cut-throat ambition so often the trade mark of politicians, he’ll be discussing the third volume which tells of his early political skirmishes as a trade union leader, where his negotiating skills and charismatic style soon came to the notice of Tony Blair and other senior members of the Labour Party, skills which elevated him to the position of Home Secretary in 2009.

‘A self-consciously modest masterpiece of the genre.’ Prospect Magazine

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