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Join writer, broadcaster and host of Radio 4’s In Our Time, Melvyn Bragg, as he celebrates the publication of his first ever memoir.
This event promises to be a poignant ode to a vanished era, vividly capturing a community-spirited northern town and illuminating what made Melvyn the writer, broadcaster, and champion of the arts he is today.
This is the tale of a boy who lived in a pub and expected to leave school at fifteen yet won a scholarship to Oxford. Derailed by a severe breakdown when he was thirteen, Melvyn will recall how he developed a passion for reading and study – though that didn’t stop him playing in a skiffle band or falling in love.