Joan Bakewell: The Tick Of Two Clocks
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When broadcaster and Festival Guest Curator Joan Bakewell (The Tick of Two Clocks) decided that she could no longer remain in her old home, she had to confront what she calls ‘the next segment of life.’ Saying goodbye to her home and the memories of more than 50 years and thinking about downsizing suddenly became urgent and emotional tasks. Some projects such as planning the colours and layout of a new, smaller flat, were exciting and some – the ridding herself of books, paintings, memento – took courage. She talks to novelist Laurence Marks about moving on and looking ahead.