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A bit complacent...
on 28 September 2010
I "read" this as an audiobook and was quite surprised that Joan Bakewell did not do the narration herself. Patricia Gallimore does an able job but at times she sounded just like the queen!
The View From Here is a selection of Bakewell's writings about reaching seventy. I have always admired her as a broadcaster and looked forward to hearing observations on ageing. However this was all a bit disappointing. There were few insights or really interesting thoughts. It was all a bit patchy and even repetitive in places. She admits she is lucky enough to be in reasonable health, has a supportive family and no money worries. In fact, it all felt a bit complacent - could have done with a bit more passion!