Most books concerning the history of the capital write of it from the perspective of those who never lived it - not so My Fairholme Road Days, this book takes no prisoners when it describes what it was really like to grow up in the melting pot of nationalities that forms and has formed Great Britain's capital city. The author manages to capture both the best and worst of humanity in his book and touch on such things as the immigration of Jamaican and Caribbean Nationals into the United Kingdom and the impact they had on the economy and environment. He even briefly touches on both drug-dealing and prostitution both of which occurred around the lodging house where he lived.
author was born in Dublin and at the age of seven his parents moved to West London where he grew up. At 17 he joined the navy and travelled across the five oceans of the world. Michael has written three books. In 2005 he retired to Spain.