Ageing Thoughtfully

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Host: Ways With Words
Location: Droridge Farm, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6JG
Speaker: Penelope Lively, Joan Bakewell

Dame Penelope Lively’s latest novel, How It All Began, has an ageing historian as a chief protagonist. She is a complex composite of previous states of being: “Charlotte viewed her younger selves with a certain detachment. They are herself, but other incarnations”. Penelope Lively is now writing a nonfiction book on growing old. 

Baroness Bakewell is a broadcaster, writer and Labour peer. Between 2008 and 2010 she acted as a Voice f Older People. In the House of Lords she is calling for the appointment of a commissioner for older people. 

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