Please, Mister Postman: A Memoir

Please, Mister Postman: A Memoir

Alan Johnson


In July 1969, whereas the Rolling Stones performed a unfastened live performance in Hyde Park, Alan Johnson and his younger kin left West London to begin a brand new lifestyles. The Britwell property in Slough, it sounds as if infamous one of the locals, actually got here as a blessed aid after the tensions of Notting Hill, and the local people welcomed them with open arms.
Alan had develop into a postman the former 12 months, and as a way to aid his turning out to be relations took on each piece of time beyond regulation he might, frequently operating twelve-hour shifts six days per week. It was once exertions, yet no longer with out its compensations – the artful fag snatched in a rustic lane, the farmer’s spouse supplying a hearty breakfast or even the mysterious woman on Glebe highway who seemed day-by-day, topless, at her window because the postman handed by…
Please, Mister Postman paints a shiny photo of britain within the Seventies, the place no party was once entire and not using a occasion Seven of Watney’s purple Barrel, smoking was once the norm instead of the exception, and Sunday lunchtime was once approximately beer, bingo and cribbage. yet as Alan’s existence seems to be settling down and his profession within the Union of Postal employees starts off to take off, his close-knit relatives is struck once more via tragedy…
Moving, hilarious and unforgettable, Please, Mister Postman is one other amazing e-book from the award-winning writer of This Boy.

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