From February to April 2019 Alison will be a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh University.
Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture 2016
Alison's lecture, Between Private and Public: Writing a Memoir about Raphael and Myself is now published in History Workshop Journal 83.
Listen to the podcast at History Workshop
A 'Diary' about the memoir Alison is writing can be found in London Review of Books, 2nd February 2017
A 'Diary' in London Review of Books
Alison writes about reading John McGahern's first novel The Barracks, remarkable - among other things - for its treatment of a woman with breast cancer in Slightly Foxed: The Real Reader's Quarterly, Issue 53, Spring 2017
Download A Lesson in Living (PDF)
Common People has been published in the US
Common People: In Pursuit of My Ancestors has been published in the US. Penelope Lively in the New York Times called it "The most powerful family history I have ever read."
And the Wall Street Journal hailed it as a "compelling portrait of a Britain in flux after the Industrial Revolution...full of moments where the public and the personal intersect to quietly devastating effect."
The Chicago paperback edition of Common People is now available.
Light gives our thoughts space to breathe alongside her own.
Intelligent Life Magazine, Economist
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