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Tickets for the in person events at The Henrietta Barnett School  are on sale from May 1st. 


Books will be on sale after each event from our partner West End Lane Books.


​Tickets are £12, unreserved. Under 25s can attend for £7.50. 


Free Tea or Coffee and Cake - Buy tickets for 3 or more LitFest events on Saturday or Sunday and get a free tea or coffee and cake in the LitFest Cafe. 

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Proms LitFest is proudly sponsored by the Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association
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25 June 2023


The Henrietta Barnett School
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Poly Toynbee
Polly Toynbee

An Uneasy Inheritance

Georgina Godwin

Polly Toynbee's prosperous ancestors, committed left-wing rabble-rousers railing against injustice, could never claim to be working class, settling instead for the affluent life of academia and journalism. So where does that leave their ideals of class equality? Through a colourful, entertaining examination of her own family, containing everyone from Jessica Mitford to Bertrand Russell and featuring ancestral home Castle Howard as a backdrop, the journalist, author, and broadcaster explores the myth of mobility, the guilt of privilege, and asks for a truly honest conversation about class in Britain.

Toynbee is in conversation with Georgina Godwin, Books Editor for Monocle 24 , host of the flagship literary show Meet the Writers and current affairs programme The Globalist. She chairs events worldwide and hosts a number of commercial podcasts. She is on the boards of the charities  English PEN and Developing Artists.

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