Event 217

Nina Stibbe talks to Georgina Godwin

One Day I Shall Astonish the World


Susan and Norma have been best friends for years, at first thrust together by force of circumstance (a job at The Pin Cushion, a haberdashery shop in 1990s Leicestershire) and then by force of character. Now, 30 years later, faced with a husband seeking immortality and Norma out of reach on a wave of professional glory, Susan begins to wonder whether she has made the right choices about life, love, work, and, most importantly, friendship. This is the story of the wonderful and sometimes surprising path of friendship: from its conspiratorial beginnings, along its irritating wrong turns, to its final gratifying destination. Georgina Godwin presents the Arts Podcast for the British Council and is Books Editor for Monocle 24.

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Nina Stibbe talks to Georgina Godwin