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  Joan Bakewell Monday 13 October 2003  
Joan Bakewell
Once described by Frank Muir as The Thinking Man's Crumpet, writer and broadcaster, Joan Bakewell's new autobiography The Centre of the Bed, describes her strict upbringing in a respectable working class northern family and her urge to break away to a different world.

Joan Bakewell joins Jenni to talk about her memoirs.
The Centre of the Bed by Joan Bakewell, published by Hodder, ISBN 0340823100

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