We Had It So Good
Linda Grant spoke to Joan Bakewell about her new novel, We Had It So Good, which takes us from the late 60s to today, following the lives of a group of friends from youthful idealism to middle-class successes, until the events of late middle-age and the new century force them to realise that their fortunate generation has always lived in a fool’s paradise.
Linda Grant writes both fiction and non-fiction. When I Lived In Modern Times won The Orange Prize for fiction and The Clothes On Their Backs won the South Bank Show award.
Joan Bakewell is a broadcaster, arts correspondent and author. Her autobiographical writings include The View from Here: Life at Seventy.