Story of a late redemption

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John Bird, founder of the Big Issue, was once a homeless runaway. He talks about his autobiography</p><p>
John Bird, the founder of the Big Issue, the magazine sold by the homeless to help them help themselves, rolls up to his interview with The Bookseller at 10.30 in the morning, having been up all night. "I'm a night bird," he explains cheerfully. "I go out at about 11 o' clock at night, and I meet people in clubs and have a drink and a talk, and then go to breakfast." </p><p>
Bird, whose autobiography, Some Luck (Hamish Hamilton, &#163;16.99, 0241141583), is being published at the e...

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