In My Life : A Music Memoir

From being transported by the sound of ‘True Love’ by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly on the radio, as a small child living in condemned housing in ungentrified West London in the late 1950s, to going out to work as a postman humming ‘Watching the Detectives’ by Elvis Costello in 1977, Alan Johnson’s life has always had a musical soundtrack. In fact music hasn’t just accompanied his life, it’s been an integral part of it. In the bestselling and award-winning tradition of This Boy, In My Life vividly transports us to a world that is no longer with us – a world of Dansettes and jukeboxes, of heartfelt love songs and heart-broken ballads, of smoky coffee shops and dingy dance halls.



by Alan Johnson
Format Hardback | 272 pages
Dimensions 144 x 222 x 28mm | 405g
Publication date 20 Sep 2018
Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
Language English
Illustrations note 8pp colour + black & white photos
ISBN10 0593079531
ISBN13 9780593079539