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Hardback Please, Mister Postman
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
Extent: 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black a
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Born in condemned housing in West London in 1950, with no heating, no electricity and no running water, Alan Johnson did not have the easiest start in life. But by the age of 18, he was married, a father and working as a postman in Slough. This sequel to Alan's bestselling memoir 'This Boy', describes the next period in Alan's life with every bit as much honesty, humour and emotional impact as his bestselling debut. 'Please, Mr Postman' paints a vivid picture of a bygone era - Britain in the 1970s was a very different country to the one we know today - and reveals another fascinating chapter in the life of one of our best loved public figures.
A delightful memoir of the life of a postman in the 1960s and 1970s. Describes also his increasing fascination with trade union activity and his motivation for seeking ever higher office. His description of the worsening in industrial relations brought about by the Thatcher government is fair sickening. I come away with the impression of a delightful man looking to better the world and little caring about financial reward. I am left feeling that I’d very much like to ask him to dinner - I think we'd have a very enjoyable evening!
Please, Mister Postman
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After the trilogy of his memoirs which were enthralling I found this book more of a light read. Much
Author's first fiction book. Very good story-line. Look forward for more to come.