PRE-ORDER Soar by Simon Woolley (Signed)
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PRE-ORDER Soar by Simon Woolley (Signed)

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This title is from an author attending the Charleston Literary Festival 2022 which is running from Thursday 19th May to Sunday 29th May. Tickets for all events can be found on the Charleston website.

If you are attending the event, you will be able to buy books by the featured authors at our festival bookshop however if you can't make it, get your pre-orders in now!

***Charleston pre-orders will be shipped at the end of May once the festival is over. If you place a pre-order alongside a title we have in stock, they will be shipped separately and you will be charged accordingly at checkout***


Can an outsider ever become a member of the establishment? Sir Simon Woolley is a member of the House of Lords, the first Black man to head an Oxbridge college, and a policy changemaker who has the ear of prime ministers and the future King. But this is a Lord who wants to shake up the establishment; an outsider who knows how important it is to bring underrepresented voices to the table. Raised by loving white foster parents on the impoverished St Matthew's Estate in Leicester, young Simon soon learnt the value of money, becoming a ticket tout, about politics while waiting in line at the barber's, and about racism as one of the few Black children in the neighbourhood.

The desire to make the world better was awakened during a trip to South America, where he saw revolutionary politics first hand, and discovered how activism could change people's lives. Inspired, he founded Operation Black Vote in 1996, credited with encouraging thousands of Black men and woman to exercise their right to vote over the past 25 years. Soar is a story of courage and commitment, of perseverance and remaining positive despite the challenges of institutional racism.

It's about becoming a father and honouring your heritage. But most of all, it's about being your own role model, when no others have been available to you.