Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

This Boy
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 2014
Winner of the Orwell Prize 2014

About the Author

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 was the Member of Parliament for Hull West and Hessle until his retirement from politics in 2017.
His first book, This Boy, won the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Orwell Prize in 2013. His second, Please Mister Postman, won the National Book Award for Autobiography of the Year in 2014. His third, The Long and Winding Road, was published in 2016 and won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Memoir.

Reviews

"the best memoir by a politician you will ever read" -- Philip Collins * The Times *
"a poignant memoir...Johnson writes wonderfully" -- Mary Kenny * Telegraph *
"deeply moving and unforgettable" -- Lynn Barber * Sunday Times *
"a handsome and eloquent tribute" -- Peter Wilby * Guardian *
"beautifully, beautifully written... his style is utterly simple, with a wit so understated that every reader will believe that he or she alone got it" -- John Rentoul * Independent on Sunday *
"Neither mawkish nor sentimental, it is an evocative, filmic account on an early childhood... would make a fabulous drama that, for all its squalor, lifts the spirits" -- Judith Woods * Daily Telegraph *
"a testament to the power of family love and a tribute to two strong women" -- Ian Birrell * Daily Mail *
"Wonderful and moving... unreadable with a dry eye" * The Times *
"the biography of a politician like no other - beautifully observed, humorous, moving, uplifting; told with a dry self-deprecating wit and not a trace of self-pity" -- Chris Mullin * Observer *
"No ordinary politician's memoir ... wonderful." -- John Grimond * The Spectator *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Biography » Military
Home » Books » Biography » Political
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling This Boy on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top