Polly Toynbee

October 13, 2023

At Cheltenham interviewing Polly Toynbee about her fascinating new book, ‘An Uneasy Inheritance’.  In part a biography of her distinguished antecedents, part memoir, part social history with a smattering of polemic, the book took Polly ten years to write. Whilst others turn to genealogy hoping to find a Prince or a Countess in their blood line, Polly was looking for a milkmaid or a stevedore. Alas the Toynbee’s and Murray’s were all philosophers, historians and writers. Being posh and on the left is the uneasy inheritance that Polly writes about so entertainingly.

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