Littlejohn's Lost World

Littlejohn's Lost World

Summary

‘Littlejohn’s large-hearted nostalgia and aggression tempered with humour, remain a necessary tonic.’ The Times

Born when wartime rationing was still in force and children ran free and wild, the world in which Richard Littlejohn grew up feels like it could be another country, let alone another century.

In Littlejohn’s Lost World, he goes in search of his old childhood haunts - and instead finds an England changed beyond recognition. From the covered market that is now a 30-storey Dubai-style tower block to his old primary school, where today twelve different languages are spoken.

From Muffin the Mule to Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival, Littlejohn takes us on a funny and poignant journey to a time and a place we will never see again.

'His is the story of millions of others. If you, like him, feel that world has vanished forever, then you will find it vividly recreated in this captivating memoir.' Daily Mail

Reviews

  • His is the story of millions of others. If you, like him, feel that world has vanished forever, then you will find it vividly recreated in this captivating memoir.
    Daily Mail

About the author

Richard Littlejohn

Richard Littlejohn is an award-winning Daily Mail columnist and broadcaster, and Number One best-selling author. In 2012, he was given the prestigious Edgar Wallace Prize for fine writing by the London Press Club.

He was voted one of the most influential journalists of the past forty years by Press Gazette, has been Fleet Street's Columnist of the Year and was named Irritant of the Year by the BBC's What The Papers Say for his unrivalled ability to get up the noses of the great and good. His satirical books and his highly-acclaimed novel To Hell in a Handcart have all been best sellers.

Richard has written for the Sun, London's Evening Standard, Punch and the Spectator. He has presented his own TV series and documentaries on LWT, Sky, Channel 4 and Carlton, winning a Silver Rose of Montreux. As a radio presenter he has worked for London's LBC and the BBC, receiving a Sony Award for his football phone-in show 6-0-6.
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