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Letter To My Younger Self

Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’
Letter to my younger self

Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’
Letter to my younger self

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’

In this interview from the Big Issue Archives, Dr Feelgood’s Wilko Johnson on an incredible year of living with cancer, his teenage diaries – and the last kiss he gave his wife

Doreen Lawrence: ‘I put my pain to the back of my mind when Stephen died’
Letter to my younger self

Doreen Lawrence: ‘I put my pain to the back of my mind when Stephen died’

Doreen Lawrence suffered a tragedy when her son Stephen was murdered, yet her activism has changed countless lives for the better

Pattie Boyd: ‘I was with The Beatles and everything was fabulous’
Swinging Sixties

Pattie Boyd: ‘I was with The Beatles and everything was fabulous’

Bez: ‘I’m balancing on a blade’s edge but it doesn’t worry me’
Music

Bez: ‘I’m balancing on a blade’s edge but it doesn’t worry me’

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Pattie Boyd reveals final moments with ex-husband George Harrison
The Beatles

Pattie Boyd reveals final moments with ex-husband George Harrison

Lorraine Kelly: ‘Who’s gonna tell Bette Davis to put her fag out?’
TV

Lorraine Kelly: ‘Who’s gonna tell Bette Davis to put her fag out?’

The Big Issue publishes new Letter to My Younger Self book, this time featuring inspirational women
Letter To My Younger Self

The Big Issue publishes new Letter to My Younger Self book, this time featuring inspirational women

Why ‘inspirational women’ was an obvious theme for our new Letter To My Younger Self book
Letter To My Younger Self

Why ‘inspirational women’ was an obvious theme for our new Letter To My Younger Self book

Steven Pinker: ‘I’m a lucky person, my life has gone pretty well’
Books

Steven Pinker: ‘I’m a lucky person, my life has gone pretty well’

7 lessons from inspirational women: Wisdom from the new Letter To My Younger Self book
Letter To My Younger Self

7 lessons from inspirational women: Wisdom from the new Letter To My Younger Self book

Paul Heaton: ‘If you told me I was going to become famous I’d have said: pull the other leg’
Music

Paul Heaton: ‘If you told me I was going to become famous I’d have said: pull the other leg’

Dan Walker: ‘My 16-year-old self would never believe Alan Shearer would one day know his name’
Culture

Dan Walker: ‘My 16-year-old self would never believe Alan Shearer would one day know his name’

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Lesley Manville: ‘A working-class upbringing is political in itself, isn’t it?’
Letter to my Younger Self

Lesley Manville: ‘A working-class upbringing is political in itself, isn’t it?’

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’
Letter to my Younger Self

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’

Paul O’Grady: ‘I could milk a cow by the time I was seven’
Letter to my Younger Self

Paul O’Grady: ‘I could milk a cow by the time I was seven’

Tony Blackburn: ‘The world we’re living in at the moment is the saddest time I’ve ever known’
Letter to my Younger Self

Tony Blackburn: ‘The world we’re living in at the moment is the saddest time I’ve ever known’

Sharon Horgan: ‘Divorce can be a really helpful, handy thing’
Letter to my Younger Self

Sharon Horgan: ‘Divorce can be a really helpful, handy thing’

Colin Murray: ‘I never, ever wanted to be on the radio’
Letter to my Younger Self

Colin Murray: ‘I never, ever wanted to be on the radio’

From the archives: Salman Rushdie’s letter to his younger self
Letter to my Younger Self

From the archives: Salman Rushdie’s letter to his younger self

P.P. Arnold: ‘I was in a relationship with a white boy that just happened to be Mick Jagger’
Letter to my Younger Self

P.P. Arnold: ‘I was in a relationship with a white boy that just happened to be Mick Jagger’

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Anita Rani: ‘Asian women aren’t allowed to fail. We have to excel at everything’
Letter to my Younger Self

Anita Rani: ‘Asian women aren’t allowed to fail. We have to excel at everything’

Simon Pegg: ‘Sometimes I catch myself, oh my god, I’m on the bridge of the Enterprise. How did I get here?’
Letter to my Younger Self

Simon Pegg: ‘Sometimes I catch myself, oh my god, I’m on the bridge of the Enterprise. How did I get here?’

Denise Mina: ‘Writing is a compulsion. It’s not really something you choose to do’
Letter to my Younger Self

Denise Mina: ‘Writing is a compulsion. It’s not really something you choose to do’

John McEnroe: ‘It was a hell of a ride’
Letter to my Younger Self

John McEnroe: ‘It was a hell of a ride’