In 2019, a book by a former Labour cabinet minister is about to be published.
The book, The Queen Is Dead, tells the story of the coronavirus pandemic and the coronaval outbreak in England.
Read moreThe book, which was written by the former cabinet minister, will be available in the UK, Ireland and Wales this summer.
The author, who goes by the pseudonym Jonathan Freedland, said he wrote the book to honour his late mother who died after being diagnosed with the virus in late 2016.
He has also written an account of his life as a child in the mid-1980s, where he lived in a remote part of Wales and worked in a bakery in Bridgend.
Jonathan Freedland’s book will be published in the US and Canada.
The book’s release has triggered protests and criticism online, with some suggesting it is biased and that the author is using the pandemic to advance his own political career.
I remember vividly the aftermath of the devastating attacks on my parents’ home in Bridgoise, as well as the devastating and tragic loss of my grandparents and other family members. “
As a young adult, I experienced a similar trauma.
I remember vividly the aftermath of the devastating attacks on my parents’ home in Bridgoise, as well as the devastating and tragic loss of my grandparents and other family members.
My mother was a dedicated public servant who took a lifelong interest in social justice and public health issues, particularly the causes of the outbreak.
This book was written to honour her life, and my own.”
In response to the criticism, the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, said that Freedland “has no political ambitions, no agenda, and no connections whatsoever”.
Jonathan Freedlands told the Guardian he had written the book as a tribute to his mother.
He said: “My mother would have been 99 when she died, and she was a committed public servant and she had a very strong social conscience.
She was deeply affected by the pandems, and by the deaths of her husband and her two children, and that is why the book is very personal.”
Jonathan said his mother was not a racist.
He told the paper: “I would never have written it if she was.
She was a hardworking, honest, caring, hardworking mother, who lived her life in her own way and never forgot the people she cared for.”
He added: “She was a woman who was very aware of her race, and I have never heard anyone claim she was an extremist.
She would never be anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, or anti-black.”
The idea that she would write this book because she is racist is ludicrous.