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A childhood survived
on 13 November 2014
A very interesting history of an extremely poverty stricken upbringing in the fifties, in London, when people in other parts of the country were beginning to live in better conditions. Alan tells the story of his early life without any self pity , and he has the greatest fondness and admiration for his sister Linda who very largely raised him and was fiercely protective of the family. The disappointment for me was that the account stopped quite abruptly and gave no indication of how he went on to become such a well respected politician.
The book is very well,if very simply written, and I believe there is to be a sequel. I would have liked more content in this bookrelating to his early twenties..