Title: The Centre of the Bed [First Great Britain ...
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible - Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: First Great Britain Edition
First Great Britain Edition, First Printing. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Rubbing/soiling on DJ. Good condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has light to moderate shelf wear, rubbing. [ZZ51]. Bookseller Inventory # 100326887
Synopsis: The story of Joan Bakewell's life and times spans the Blitz in Manchester, Cambridge during the glittering era of Michael Frayn, Peter Hall, Jonathan Miller et al, London at its sixties peak and the world of the media and the arts from the 60s to the present. Her career spans over 40 years, including 13 years as presenter of "Heart of the Matter", six years as BBC television's arts correspondent presenting for "Newsnight" and as the anchorwoman for BBC2's "Late Night Line Up" in the 1960s. As she reflects on the choices she has made and the influences that shaped her, she confronts painful memories of her mother's behaviour and describes both her affair with Harold Pinter and her two marriages. Throughout, she uses her own experiences to explore the extraordinary change in women's roles during her lifetime, to create a thought-provoking portrait of Britain since the 1940s.
About the Author: Joan Bakewell was born in Stockport in 1933, the daughter of an engineer, granddaughter of working-class artisans. She was the first in her family to go to university and only the second woman from her grammar school to attend Cambridge, where her circle included Frederick Raphael, Peter Hall, Michael Frayn, Mark Boxer and Jonathan Miller. Her long and illustrious career in broadcasting has included being the only woman presenter on BBC TV's Late Night Line Up, being Arts Correspondent for Newsnight, Chair of the BFI, and presenting series such as Heart of the Matter and My Generation.
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