Our Favourite Books – Mar. 9th 2015

Last week we ran a series of posts based on our staff’s favourite books in celebration of World Book Day. This proved quite popular, so we are going to continue this as a weekly feature – ed.

From home to Home Secretary – This Boy by Alan Johnson

I loved this book, which was set in an place and time close to where and when I grew up in West London. This autobiography of the man who rose from a childhood growing up in poverty to become Home secretary has raw impact. The descriptions of poverty and other family struggles, his mother’s early death, and his older sister’s valiant efforts to care for the young Alan are outstanding.
– Moira Johnson

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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