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Michele Hanson

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Michele Hanson has chronicled the teenage years of her daughter, and the final years of her mother in Treasure, What Treasure Did Next, Age of Dissent and now Living with Mother, based on her Guardian columns. Michele regularly appears on radio and TV. She lives in north London these days mostly on her own with her two boxer dogs.

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Past Events

2012

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

We embarked on an odyssey through 1950’s suburbia –a Metroland of neat lawns, bridge parties and Martini socials through the eyes of an ‘oddball tomboy’. As well as the awkwardness of late childhood, Michele Hanson also has to contend with a mother who requires daily updates on bowel movements and remains loudly suspicious of the domestic and personal habits of all the neighbours.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.