Decades of Change

Premieres on 20 May at 7pm, on Charleston’s YouTube channel

What difference does 40 years make?

Lennie Goodings, Chair of the UK publishing house Virago Press, is joined by journalist, television presenter and Labour Party peer Joan Bakewell to consider the evolution of the feminist publishing industry, and the ways in which our attitudes towards female writers have changed since the ’70s – inspired by Goodings’ new book, ‘A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago’.

Two instrumental women driven by passion and conviction reflect on managing the tension between idealism and pragmatism; between sisterhood and celebrity; between watching feminism wax and wane at the same time as knowing that so many of the battles are yet to be won.

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Photo: Lennie Goodings © Charlie Hopkinson