Recognised as one of the most distinguished and celebrated political memoirs ever and now reissued with a new afterword bringing the story up-to-date, The Time of My Life is the inspiring autobiography of a leading politician, liked and respected across the political spectrum.
Denis Healey's life and career spanned the most interesting period in recent political history. After a distinguished war record, he became an MP for Leeds in 1952. He rose to the highest political ranks, becoming Defence Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and a major player in the Labour government, standing for the party leadership in 1976 and 1980.
The autobiography also describes Denis Healey the man: a great politician, speaker, lover of the arts, writer and above all friend and family man.
Denis Healey (1917-2015). He attended Bradford Grammar School and from there went up to Oxford, where he began to test and expand his political views. After a distinguished war career, he travelled throughout a shattered Europe as International Secretary of the Labour Party. He was made a life peer in 1992 and played an active role in the House of Lords.