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Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee is a Guardian political and social commentator and former BBC Social Affairs Editor. Her books include ‘Hard Work: Life in Low Pay Britain’, ‘The Verdict’, on the Labour government and ‘The Lost Decade 2010-2020’ on the current government. Previous books include Hospital, a portrait of the NHS, Lost Children, on adoption, and the Way We Live Now. She has won two national press awards and the George Orwell prize.

Her current book is ‘An Uneasy Inheritance: My family and other radicals’ a memoir and a tale of British social class.

Her next book, co-authored with David Walker, is The Only Way is Up, on reviving Britain, published in July.

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