THE LIVES OF FREDA: THE BLOG
The Nehru Centre was the venue last night for the London launch of The Lives of Freda - I was in conversation with the historian Yasmin Khan. There was a good turn-out and indeed we sold out of copies of the book!
Two of those I interviewed while researching the biography - Anderson Bakewell and Jim Robinson, who both knew Freda when she was a Buddhist nun - came along, and it was wonderful to have people who had memories of her in the audience. A member of the Bedi family was also there.
Many thanks to the Nehru Centre for hosting the event - and to Yasmin for being such a generous (and gentle) interrogator. I've also spoken about Freda at the LSE and at Derby People's History (Freda's home city) - so Freda has, I hope, once more been introduced to her home country.
The Lives of Freda
- a blog about my biography of Freda Bedi