her parents

My father was an electrician, and my mother was sort of meant to be a proper housewife. I think it was a very generational thing, because two years down the line she couldn’t handle it and had a divorce, which I think was quite common in that generation of women : to kind of have a divorce more from the actual lifestyle, rather than the man she loved. And she became very independent and moved into a place where a lot of people who felt a similar way lived together.

The Times, 2 august 2001