"In his final interview, with James Walker of arts magazine LeftLion, Alan Sillitoe told of his lifelong rage at 'the system' - and why he supported the war in Iraq
"Alan, let's talk about your childhood - what was it like growing up in Nottingham?
"I lived in Radford, mostly. And it was very good really. It was a jungle. I don't mean a terrible jungle, but a benign jungle where we knew every twist and turn and double alley."