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Host: Soho Literary Festival
Location: The Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE
Speaker: Fay Weldon, Melanie McFadyean
That Fay Weldon – one of our leading novelists – is 80 comes as no surprise for it feels as though she has been part of the English literary establishment for a very long time indeed. Her stunning career began with The Fat Woman’s Joke,and in 1971 she won a Writers’ Guild award for the first episode of Upstairs, Downstairs. The theme of class is one she returns to in her latest novel Habits of the House. She talks to Oldie contributor Melanie McFadyean about her life, her work and why life upstairs and downstairs is currently so beguiling to us all.More Information