About this book
Guardian & Observer reviews
The official autobiography of John Peel, completed by his wife Sheila Ravenscroft. The first half of the book, written by John, describes his early life, including school days and National Service. The second section written by his wife gives an intimate portrait of the man and his music, and the highs and lows of everyday life at Peel Acres. The completion of this book has been a labour of love for John's family and it is every bit as extraordinary as the man himself and a fitting tribute to a bona fide legend. Huge tributes on TV and radio planned for October at the anniversary of his death.
Through his musical taste which defined a culture and his wildly popular Radio 4 show, "Home Truths", John Peel reached out to an audience that was as diverse as his record collection. This book, completed by the woman who knew him best, his wife, Shiela, presents an intimate portrait of his life, marriage and his family.