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Healey on 'tough minded' Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch was a hugely successful writer whose early life was one of great idealism and political activism as a member of the Communist Party in 1930's Oxford.

A new collection of letters and diaries edited by her biographer Peter Conradi gives new insight into what she though of her contemporaries, many of whom went on to great things.

James Naughtie met the former Labour chancellor Denis Healey, who is one of the few people living who knew her well at the time.

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