The People’s Republic of Neverland
The Child versus the State

Published in 2020

Released this year – “Robb Johnson’s The People’s Republic of Neverland: The Child versus the State shows the stark reality of the current situation for education. Education is at a crossroads, and this book comes at an important time, raising awareness and exposing the flaws in our current system. Read this, and then join the campaign to fight for a fairer, fully funded comprehensive education system!” – Louise Regan, former president of National Education Union.


A Navigator’s Tale

Published in 2019

Written by Robb’s father Ron Johnson (with additional material written by Robb Johnson)

A Navigator’s Tale is a personal memoir of the second world war.  Using narrative, original diary entries & poetry, it records the experiences of the author, who was a navigator on a Liberator in the special duties 223 Squadron, 100 (Bomber Support) Group.

This revised edition includes new material, a biography by Ron’s son, songwriter Robb Johnson, and Ron’s collected poetry.


Words & Chords 2

Published in 2017

Words, chords & back stories to over 70 songs from “one of this country’s most important songwriters (no argument!)” – fRoots

From Van Gogh’s Night Cafe to the man-made disaster of Grenfell Tower, Karl Marx Stady to California’s Highway 5, & Passendale to Hillsborough, with songs about parenthood, teaching, love, death, cauliflower curry, mixing 3-chord post-punk anger, music hall singing, chanson’s literate wit, & folk song’s tradition of expressing everyday dissent & everyday beauty, Robb Johnson is widely recognised as one of the UK’s finest songwriters.  “An English Original” (Robin Denselow, the Guardian)…  “one of our best singer-songwriters ever” (Mike Harding)… a “renowned folk-punk” (Time Out).  He gigs in the UK, Belgium, Germany & the USA, & his songs are covered by a variety of singers.


Woman: The Incredible Life of Yoko Ono

Published in 2014

Written by Alan Clayson, Barb Jungr & Robb Johnson

Robb has contributed to a new biography of Yoko Ono, co-written with Alan Clayson and Barb Jungr. “Woman: The Incredible Life Of Yoko Ono” is published by Chrome Dreams, ISBN 184240 220 X. Robb’s section of the narrative concerns the Lennon years. Robb had always thought that Lennon was at his most interesting when influenced by Yoko Ono’s creativity, and his research into this period of Yoko’s life confirmed his admiration for her as an artist and for her enduring commitment to peace and feminist politics. Alan Clayson narrates Yoko’s life before and after Lennon, and Barb Jungr analyses Yoko’s creative work in a series of focussed essays. Although Robb is a little unhappy with the way the book was edited, it’s nonetheless the first sympathetic biography of Yoko Ono that presents her as an important and influential 20th century artist. She did, after all, more or less write Lennon’s greatest hit “Imagine”.

Words & Chords Part 1

Released March 2001

Here are the words and chords for 52 of Robb’s best known songs alongside the stories that inspired them