Tony Benn was born in a house on the Embankment which - ironically - later became the site of the Millbank Tower, centre of Labour spin. Next door lived Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and politics were Tony's life-blood from the very beginning (his father was a Cabinet minister). This warm, affectionate, brilliantly funny account reveals how he developed his ideas and ideals from the extraordinary late-Victorian/Edwardian world of his parents, and how his conviction that the world should be changed has its origins in early experiences.
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'The essays on peace are excellent’ -- Simon Jenkins, Books of the Year, Sunday Times
‘This is an often revealing, always entertaining memoir of childhood and youth’ -- Times Literary Supplement
‘Wonderfully warm and touching’ -- Daily Mail
‘[Benn] has a nice line in self-deprecation and hundreds of thought-provoking or funny stories' -- Daily Express
This warm, affectionate, scintillatingly funny account reveals the childhood of a radical politician who has become a well-loved national figure, and shows how early influences have shaped the commitments and beliefs he holds today.
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Book Description HUTCHINSON, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091799996