Alan Johnson (2015 Event)

Amid a slew of politicians’ memoirs in recent years, Alan Johnson’s This Boy was comfortably among the finest: one critic called it ‘the best political testament I’ve ever read’. The former Home Secretary returns to the Book Festival with his sequel, Please, Mister Postman, which takes a nostalgic journey back in time and paints a vivid picture of Britain in the 1970s and in this Edinburgh International Book Festival event, recorded live, he talks to Scottish journalist and broadcaster Ruth Wishart and thoroughly charms his audience.

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