Linda will be a guest of Sky Arts Channel’s The Book Show this week, talking to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel We Had It So Good.
The other guests on this week’s show are Simon Sebag Montifiore and Jane Shilling. The show will be broadcast on Sky Arts 1 HD at 7.00 p.m. on Thursday February 10th and will be available to watch again via the Sky Arts website afterwards.
You can also watch two exclusive video interview clips with Linda, in which she talks about how she became an author and how her schooling informed and influenced her work.
Born to hardworking immigrant parents in sunny suburban Los Angeles, Stephen Newman never imagined that he would spend his adult life under the grey skies of north London, would marry Andrea for convenience and stay married, and would watch his children grow into people he cannot fathom. Over forty years he and his friends have built lives of comfort and success, until the events of late middle age and the new century force them to realise that they have always existed in a fool's paradise.