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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully and simply written account of life in London after the war, 27 May 2013
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I rarely give 5 stars for anything because that implies the read or listen is perfect - well, in this case that's pretty much the case. Beautifully and honestly written account of life in London in the 50's/60's where Alan's sister Linda is the true hero A classic example of how someone can lift themselves from the depths of poverty to levels that must have seemed unachievable. Alan Johnson writes with a simple sincerity that is endearing and heart breaking - the account of his relationship with his mother strikes close to home and in parts is heartbreaking. Anyone with a passing interest in social history should read this - just a shame Alan never made it to Prime Minister. He would have been great.
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