Sunday 13th October, 11:30-12:30, Main Marquee
Admission £6 (Free to accompanying carers)
Barbara Hosking is a Cornish scholarship girl who, at 92, now looks back over an extraordinary life in her lively memoir Exceeding My Brief. Between working on a copper mine in the African bush, serving as a press officer to Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, and pioneering British breakfast television, hers is a tale of breadth and bravery. Subtitled Memoirs of a Disobedient Civil Servant, this extraordinarily honest book is also a frank account of Barbara’s struggle with her sexuality as a young woman in the 1950s, a time when being gay could mean social ostracism. She’ll be in conversation with the BBC’s Petroc Trelawny.
Click here to read a Q and A with Barbara in The Guardian.
Click here to hear Barbara on the Emma Barnett show on BBC 5 Live.
Click here to read an interview with Barbara from The New Statesman.