A fantastic launch for Ruskin Park

Rory Cellan-Jones’s wonderful memoir about his mother and the BBC was published on 7 September, and it has already had fantastic reviews.

‘I loved this highly evocative, unpretentious memoir. It’s a small-scale BBC drama in itself. ’

Ysenda Maxtone Graham, The Times

Ruskin Park is so much more than a memoir. It is tribute to an individual woman and a whole generation and class.’

Justin Webb, The Sunday Times

‘A captivating family detective story – and a poignant social history of Britain.’

Tim Adams, Observer

Ruskin Park is Rory Cellan-Jones’s touching tribute to both his parents, but particularly to the mother he came to know more fully from the letters she left behind.’

Book of the Week, Daily Mail

Rory has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, and BBC1’s BBC Breakfast.

And the book was officially launched last night in Hatchard’s Piccadilly, with Rory’s friends and relatives.