Monday 19th February A Modest Little Man by Francis Beckett

February 13, 2018


1945. A Labour Government is swept into power with a surprise landslide. New Prime Minister Clement Atlee sets about the task of creating a new society from  the ruins of the Second World War, including the creation of the Welfare State and the NHS.


Francis Beckett is an author, journalist and playwright. His latest book, Fascist in the Family (Routledge, 2017), is a semi-autobiographical account of the life of his own father. His plays have appeared on the London fringe and on radio, and two of them are published by Samuel French. He has written a biography of Atlee.

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