Alan Johnson Reminisces About Hardy and Literature
Saturday 18th July 2020
Starts 11:00
Sunninghill School, South Court, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EB

Thomas Hardy and My Life in Books

Alan Johnson Reminisces About Hardy and Literature

The Thomas Hardy Society is proud to welcome Alan Johnson to the 2020 Biennial Festival and Conference.

Alan Johnson was introduced to Hardy by a fellow postman at Slough Sorting Office who leant him a copy of The Return of the Native. One of his happiest memories is of sitting in his Post Office van down a Buckinghamshire country lane reading Tess of the d'Urbervilles before beginning the evening collection. Alan will talk about his memories of reading Hardy, and his life in books, both written by himself and others.

After working for Royal Mail for a number of decades Alan became a Labour MP and held a range of Cabinet posts, instituting the Every Parent Matters initiative which emphasized the importance that home life plays in a child's eventual success at school. He is the author of a number of books, including: This Boy (2013), Please Mr Postman (2014), The Long and Winding Road (2016), and In My Life: A Music Memoir (2018).

Tickets £10 (Free for full conference members)

Available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thomas-hardy-and-my-life-in-books-tickets-94835759309

 

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