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Glen Matlock: ‘I wish John Lydon stood by Anarchy In The UK’s words’
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Glen Matlock: ‘I wish John Lydon stood by Anarchy In The UK’s words’

Lonely child Glen Matlock was propelled headfirst into punk infamy with the Sex Pistols, but he wishes he’d stayed at art school

Keith Brymer Jones: ‘I get emotional about pottery’
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Keith Brymer Jones: ‘I get emotional about pottery’

It all started age 11, with a lump of clay and a compliment. Now Keith Brymer Jones is a TV star, but he still misses being in a band

Sex Pistols reunion would be ‘like riding a bike’ says bassist Glen Matlock
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Sex Pistols reunion would be ‘like riding a bike’ says bassist Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock says getting back on stage with John Lydon, Steve Jones and Paul Cook would feel natural… despite years of rancour

Tim Campbell: ‘The question anyone in business should be asking is: does this make the world better?’
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Tim Campbell: ‘The question anyone in business should be asking is: does this make the world better?’

The Apprentice star Tim Campbell MBE: I honed my business skills in a DJ collective called True Elegance
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The Apprentice star Tim Campbell MBE: I honed my business skills in a DJ collective called True Elegance

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Gaz Coombes: ‘When it all took off with Supergrass, that was a lot to deal with’
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Gaz Coombes: ‘When it all took off with Supergrass, that was a lot to deal with’

Peter Dinklage, Kenneth Branagh, Sharon Horgan: The best of Letter To My Younger Self 2022
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Peter Dinklage, Kenneth Branagh, Sharon Horgan: The best of Letter To My Younger Self 2022

David Jason: ‘I find it difficult to believe that Del Boy is so beloved’
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David Jason: ‘I find it difficult to believe that Del Boy is so beloved’

Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’
Letter to my younger self

Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’
Letter to my younger self

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’

Doreen Lawrence: ‘I put my pain to the back of my mind when Stephen died’
Letter to my younger self

Doreen Lawrence: ‘I put my pain to the back of my mind when Stephen died’

Pattie Boyd: ‘I was with The Beatles and everything was fabulous’
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Pattie Boyd: ‘I was with The Beatles and everything was fabulous’

Bez: ‘I’m balancing on a blade’s edge but it doesn’t worry me’
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Bez: ‘I’m balancing on a blade’s edge but it doesn’t worry me’

Lorraine Kelly: ‘Who’s gonna tell Bette Davis to put her fag out?’
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Lorraine Kelly: ‘Who’s gonna tell Bette Davis to put her fag out?’

The Big Issue publishes new Letter to My Younger Self book, this time featuring inspirational women
Letter To My Younger Self

The Big Issue publishes new Letter to My Younger Self book, this time featuring inspirational women

Why ‘inspirational women’ was an obvious theme for our new Letter To My Younger Self book
Letter To My Younger Self

Why ‘inspirational women’ was an obvious theme for our new Letter To My Younger Self book

Steven Pinker: ‘I’m a lucky person, my life has gone pretty well’
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Steven Pinker: ‘I’m a lucky person, my life has gone pretty well’

7 lessons from inspirational women: Wisdom from the new Letter To My Younger Self book
Letter To My Younger Self

7 lessons from inspirational women: Wisdom from the new Letter To My Younger Self book

Paul Heaton: ‘If you told me I was going to become famous I’d have said: pull the other leg’
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Paul Heaton: ‘If you told me I was going to become famous I’d have said: pull the other leg’

Dan Walker: ‘My 16-year-old self would never believe Alan Shearer would one day know his name’
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Dan Walker: ‘My 16-year-old self would never believe Alan Shearer would one day know his name’

Pixies frontman Black Francis: ‘I tend to be somewhat isolationist’
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Pixies frontman Black Francis: ‘I tend to be somewhat isolationist’

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Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’
Letter to my Younger Self

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’

Paul O’Grady: ‘I could milk a cow by the time I was seven’
Letter to my Younger Self

Paul O’Grady: ‘I could milk a cow by the time I was seven’

Tony Blackburn: ‘The world we’re living in at the moment is the saddest time I’ve ever known’
Letter to my Younger Self

Tony Blackburn: ‘The world we’re living in at the moment is the saddest time I’ve ever known’

Sharon Horgan: ‘Divorce can be a really helpful, handy thing’
Letter to my Younger Self

Sharon Horgan: ‘Divorce can be a really helpful, handy thing’