So They Call You Pisher! Michael Rosen and Anne Karpf

Acclaimed children's writer, poet, educationalist and broadcaster Michael Rosen was at the shop to present his latest book So They Call You Pisher! (Verso), a memoir of his childhood and early adulthood. Born into a Jewish Communist family in the East End of London in 1946, Rosen's early life was one of Party meetings, radical camping holidays, revolutionary hopes and disillusionments, and of political self-discovery. Warm and witty, his memoir gives a vivid account of growing up on the left in post-war Britain.

Michael Rosen was in conversation with the medical writer and journalist Anne Karpf, author of, most recently, The School of Life's How to Age.