Polly Toynbee in a pink blazer
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Books & Debates

Polly Toynbee: An Uneasy Inheritance

Sun 28 May 2023
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Polly Toynbee uses the prism of her extraordinary family to examine the true state of class in Britain

Join one of the most respected and razor-sharp voices in social commentary, Polly Toynbee as she  introduces her new book, An Uneasy Inheritance - My Family and Other Radicals

While for generations Polly Toynbee's ancestors have been committed left-wing rabble-rousers railing against injustice, they could never claim to be working class, settling instead for the prosperous life of academia or journalism enjoyed by their own forebears. So where does that leave their ideals of class equality? 

Through a colourful, entertaining examination of her own family - Toynbee explores the myth of mobility, the guilt of privilege, and asks for a truly honest conversation about class in Britain. 

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