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- Published: Friday, 17 June 2016 08:26
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“They told me the cancer was incurable and terminal. I felt absolutely calm. I felt free. Free from the future and the past.”
Given just months to live, musician Wilko Johnson decided to live life in the moment, embarking on a series of farewell gigs and recording. But he didn’t die. A chance meeting with a photographer resulted in a life-saving operation.
In September, we featured The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson film in a news blog. Wilko has recently published his memoirs, which include his childhood in Canvey Island, hippy travels to Kathmandu, starring in The Game of Thrones and his musical career. A significant part of the book is about death, especially living in the face of death and living in a future he never thought he would see. It is written with sadness, humour and at times raw emotion. The section where Wilko’s wife dies is particularly moving.
Don’t You Leave Me Here is published by Little, Brown and is available from high street and online bookstores now.