2 political autobiographies

image-mediumA bit of a contrast but here’s a couple of political autobiographies that might be worth a read.

First is Ann Widdecombe’s Strictly Ann the autobiography. These are the memoirs of a woman who joined the old Conservative Party in 1964, was politically formed by the 70s and saw Thatcherism in the 80s – then ministerial office and later the Shadow Cabinet. It is also a book for people who struggle with moral dilemmas …. not to mention Strictly Come Dancing (only 10 pages on that) ..Fuller review in the Telegraph

This Boy by Alan Johnson, ex Shadow Chancellor and would be rock star, is the story of two incredible women: Alan Johnson’s mother, Lily, who battled against poor health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness to try to ensure a better future for her children; and his sister, Linda, who had to assume an enormous amount of responsibility to protect her family.

Read a fuller review from the Guardian