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Gloucester Crescent

Gloucester Crescent

Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

by William Miller
Publication Date: 05/08/2019

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A memoir of growing up amidst a group of the most brilliant intellectuals of a generation - now in paperback.

Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street, tucked between Camden Town and Primrose Hill. It's unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in the van, and the familiar-looking residents crossing the road ...

This is the story of the Miller family and their circle of brilliant, idealistic and intellectual friends in London in the 60s, 70s and 80s. We follow William through the ups and downs of childhood, as he explores the homes of his famous neighbours, attends dramatic rehearsals with his dad Jonathan Miller, gets drugs and advice from the philosopher A. J. Ayer's wife, and tries to watch the moon landing with Alan Bennett and a room full of writers. Hilarious, and at times heartbreaking, this is also about how we grow up and move on - and what happens when we come back.

Not only a picture of an extraordinary time in Britain's cultural history - and a hitherto unseen portrait of some of the brightest minds of a generation - this book tells the funny, tender and moving story of a young boy trying to carve out his own identity.

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Profile Books Limited
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United Kingdom
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William Miller

William Miller is a television producer and media executive. For a decade he ran one of the UK's biggest independent production companies before partnering with his old friend Nigella Lawson to produce her critically acclaimed cooking shows as well as build and manage her global brand business.

After that he then went on to be head of talent at BBC Worldwide where he partnered with other well known names like Louis Theroux, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer to help build their brands, businesses, and develop their TV shows. In 2014, he set up a TV development business called Raconteur as well as taking time out to write this, his first book.

In 2009 William returned to Gloucester Crescent where he now lives, three doors from his parents, with his wife and two teenage daughters.

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