Bakewell's book is an eloquent poetry of departures. Her prim image is undercut here by suggestions of intricate personal mystery, fun and brightness concealing, perhaps, her life's darker corners.
At 88 years old, broadcaster and Labour peer Joan Bakewell shows little sign of slowing down her work rate, yet she has had to confront her age in another way - downsizing
Pertinent thoughts on the subject of growing old and making life-changing decisions
The broadcaster's account of downsizing and ditching a lifetime of objects is wonderfully told
An inspiration to anyone who still finds old age too distressing a prospect to take seriously