Alan Johnson - Please, Mister Postman

Alan Johnson - Please, Mister Postman





Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Leconfield Hall Petworth GU28 0AH

4.30pm, ends approx 5.30pm

Tickets: £12 Adults, £4 18 and Under

Alan Johnson is regarded by many as ‘the best leader the Labour Party never had.’ Re-elected in May’s General Election, Johnson has more recently acquired notoriety as an author earning similar plaudits for his writing. His first volume,This Boy, was described by The Times as ‘the best memoir by a politician you will ever read.’

In his second volume Please, Mister Postman,Johnson paints a vivid picture of England in the 1970s, where no celebration was complete without a Party Seven of Watney’s Red Barrel, smoking was the norm rather than the exception, and Sunday lunchtime was about beer, bingo and cribbage. But as Alan’s life appears to be settling down and his career in the Union of Postal Workers begins to take off, his close-knit family is struck once again by tragedy…

Alan Johnson was born in May 1950. He is a British Labour Party politician who served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. Before that, he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary. Until 20 January 2011 he was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Johnson has been the Member of Parliament for Hull West and Hessle since 1997. His first book, This Boy, was published in 2013. It became a Sunday Times bestseller and won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 2014 and the Orwell Prize 2014.