Social mobility, memoir and me

I made a rare visit to the town I was born and grew up in at the weekend. I was there to promote my book, ‘The Naples of England’, about my upbringing in the 1950s and 1960s on a council estate in the town. Coincidentally, the Social Mobility Commission had reported only this week on the fact that kids from disadvantaged backgrounds in Britain’s coastal towns were now one of the groups that stood the least chance of being able to fully achieve their potential. This news makes a striking contrast to the supportive and encouraging post-War social and political environment that my book pays homage to

2 thoughts on “Social mobility, memoir and me

  1. Brilliant, Andy.

    How on earth do you sound so relaxed and give such a clear explanation about your birth/book etc. with a camera pointing at your face?
    Very professional!

    All the best

  2. Thanks Ange. And ‘I don’t know’ is the answer to that. He asked me whether we could the interview and I agreed – but I hadn’t realised that he meant there and then, at that very moment!

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