Former home and foreign secretary, Jack Straw, has made a rare appearance at the Wimbledon Bookfest to promote his new memoir.
The ex Lord Chancellor gave a talk at Collyer Hall at Kings College School in Wimbledon on Monday, recounting his experience of working on the frontline of British politics and how he got there.
With a career in government spanning 13 years, the book, Last Man Standing, gives a first-hand insight into the Blair/Brown years and the controversy surrounding the Iraq war.
The Wimbledon Bookfest 2012 continues this weekend with headliners including the Fabulous Baker Brothers and Will Young.
For more information and listings visit wimbledonbookfest.org.uk