The Long and Winding Road

The third volume of Alan Johnson’s bestselling and award-winning memoirs takes us to the corridors of Westminster and lifts the lid on the life of a hard-working constituency MP…

Available in eBook, Paperback, Hardback and Audiobook

This final memoir takes the story through to 2009.

It begins with me meeting my father again for the first time in thirty years and closes with my promotion to Home Secretary. In between there is laughter, drama and tragedy.

I rise to the top in my trade union and start at the bottom in parliament. Newly published in paperback, ‘The Long and Winding Road’ won the “Best Memoir” prize at the Parliamentary Book Awards 2016.


Johnson writes with his usual warmth, wit and modesty.

The Sunday Times


Immensely engaging.

The Times

Searingly honest… moving.

Mail on Sunday



The Observer