Polly Toynbee

The Class System and the Myth of Mobility

Guardian journalist Polly Toynbee grew up in a prosperous left wing family that vocally rejected social injustice. Polly examines her ancestors— including Rosalind, Countess of Carlisle, Jessica Mitford and Bertrand Russell, and features ancestral home Castle Howard as a backdrop—and the guilt of privilege, arguing for an honest conversation about class in Britain.


  • An Uneasy Inheritance: My Family and Other Radicals (Atlantic Books)
  • View Book
  • Wednesday, 5th June
  • 6:00pm
  • Main House
  • £13.00


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