" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley

Lynn Barber

Lynn Barber's interviews have won five British Press Awards and a What the Papers Say award. There are two published collections, Mostly Men and Demon Barber, both from Viking. She has also written books on Victorian naturalists, and sex - her first book was called How To Improve Your Man in Bed. Born in l944, she read English at Oxford before working for Penthouse magazine for seven years, then the Sunday Express, The Independent on Sunday, Vanity Fair, The Daily Telegraph and the Observer. She currently writes for the Sunday Times. Lynn's memoir, An Education, was recently turned into a film, with script by Nick Hornby.

First broadcast on 3rd September 2010.

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See also here for a short interview with Lynn Barber talking about Highgate Cemetery.