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William Miller

Gloucester Crescent - Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

Wednesday 6th March at 6:30pm

Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 020 7485 7793 , in person from the shop, or via the link below.

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A wonderful opportunity to hear William Miller talking about his memoir of growing up surrounded by the likes of Alan Bennett, A. J. Ayer and other residents of Gloucester Crescent.

Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street, tucked between Camden Town and Primrose Hill, filled with the sound of clacking typewriters and children playing. It’s unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van outside one house, and the familiar-looking residents crossing the road …

Written through the eyes of a growing child, this is the story of a very particular family and their circle of brilliant, idealistic and intellectual friends in London in the 60s, 70s and 80s. We follow William through the ups and downs of childhood, as he explores the back gardens and homes of his famous neighbours, attends dramatic rehearsals with his dad Jonathan Miller, fails exams and is bullied at school, gets drugs from the philosopher A. J. Ayer’s wife, and tries to watch the moon landing with Alan Bennett and a room full of writers. Hilarious, and at times heart-breaking, this is also about how we grow up and move on – and what happens when we come back.

Not only a picture of an extraordinary time in Britain’s cultural history – and a hitherto unseen portrait of some of the brightest minds of a generation – this book tells the funny, tender and moving story of a young boy trying to find his own identity.

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