Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson was General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union before entering Parliament as Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997. He 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. His childhood memoir This Boy (Bantam Press, 2013) won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, and the Orwell Prize. His second memoir Please Mr Postman (2014) won the National Book Club award for Best Biography. The Long and winding Road, the final book in his memoir trilogy, won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Memoir.

Alan Johnson was General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union before entering Parliament as Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997. He 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. His childhood memoir This Boy (Bantam Press, 2013) won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, and the Orwell Prize. His second memoir Please Mr Postman (2014) won the National Book Club award for Best Biography. The Long and winding Road, the final book in his memoir trilogy, won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Memoir.

Books

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jan 2022
    £6.99

    Introduced by Alan Johnson. ‘All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.’ Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs...