Polly Toynbee has been a columnist for The Guardian for over twenty-five years. In conversation with Sarah Martin, Toynbee speaks about her new memoir and its exploration of class in Britain, social justice and the effects of privilege.
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Polly Toynbee is a journalist and author. A Guardian columnist and broadcaster, she was formerly the BBC's social affairs editor. She has written for the Observer, the Independent and Radio Times and has been an editor at the Washington Monthly. She has won numerous awards including a National Press Award and the Orwell Prize for Journalism.
Sarah Martin is a senior correspondent with Guardian Australia’s national investigations team. She has worked as a print journalist across several mastheads in Australia over the past 15 years, including as the Guardian’s chief political correspondent in Canberra.