Sarah Badel reads the memoirs of former Chancellor Denis Healy's wife, Edna - who experienced political life from a unique viewpoint.
She recounts her years with Denis, both in power and opposition, surrounded by great and interesting people.
Abridged by Libby Spurrier and produced by Joanna Green.After humble beginnings, Edna's mother and teacher are determined she will try for Oxford.
Chamberlain has declared war and Edna embarks on her first teaching job.
With Denis' political career on the rise, Edna accompanies him on some unforgettable foreign visits.
With Labour back in power, Denis is appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer and Edna oversees the move to Number 11.
As the wife of a politician, life can sometimes be lonely, but Edna forged her own career as a lecturer, broadcaster and writer.