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Joan Bakewell - All the Nice Girls

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Joan Bakewell - In an extended interview, the veteran journalist and TV & Radio presenter tells Nicola Barranger about the plot and inspiration behind her debut novel All the Nice Girls.


Joan Bakewell

All the Nice Girls

In an extended interview, the veteran journalist and TV & Radio presenter tells Nicola Barranger about the plot and inspiration behind her debut novel All the Nice Girls.

Set in wartime Liverpool, a local girls' school "adopts" a ship with consequences as unexpected and turbulent as the events of the time.

Joan Bakewell then goes on to discuss with Nicky, her new role as government- appointed "Voice of Older People" - examining how in her view, society dispenses with the services of less - young people some of whom may not have even yet reached their prime.

She also discloses what she wished she'd known at 25 - some fifty years ago..