The Centre of the Bed

Born in 1933 in Stockport, Cheshire, Bakewell made it to Newnham College Cambridge where she enjoyed glittering times with Jonathan Miller, Michael Frayn and Peter Hall. Thereupon she threw herself into the swinging sixties in London and has become a celebrated TV presenter. She is perhaps best remembered for presenting the serious documentay programme ‘The Heart of the Matter’ ( which ran for 21 years. This autobiography (2004) is the account of a clever and attractive woman and almost amounts to a social history of the UK for the most part of the twentieth century. Joan Dawson Bakewell is now Baroness Bakewell and sits in the Lords as a Labour Party peer.

352 pages in Sceptre paperback edition.

ISBN 978-0340823118

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