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Alan Johnson’s thriller, The Late Train to Gipsy Hill, finds the former Home Secretary and bestselling memoirist reinvented as a debut novelist, with a fast-paced, warm-hearted story that begins with an unremarkable young man making his unremarkable London commute. But when a beautiful woman he’s been too shy to approach holds up a mirror bearing the message “HELP ME” scrawled in mascara, a terrifying chase ensues. Along the way there are hair-raising encounters with Russian mobsters, the FSB, and even the Metropolitan police. Johnson, a Labour MP for 20 years, is the author of three award-winning memoirs. He hosts a podcast called How To Change the World, and writes an Agony Uncle column for Saga Magazine.
About the author: Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson is the author of three award-winning memoirs. He hosts a podcast called How To Change the World, and writes an Agony Uncle column for Saga Magazine.
The Late Train to Gipsy Hill is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop