Woman's Hour

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Childcare deposit guarantees, Zaha Hadid, Social business, Pauline Lynch, The Mother's Blessing

April 1st, 2016

Episode 540 of 985 episodes

Dalia Ben-Galim, from single parents charity Gingerbread proposes a solution for lone mothers or fathers locked out of work by the exorbitant cost of childcare. Christine Murray, editor of The Architectural Review pays tribute to Zaha Hadid, widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world. The Good Loaf cafe in Northampton is a social business that gives jobs to vulnerable local women, including those who have offended. Reporter Henrietta Harrison meets workers Heidi and Gemma and Chief Executive Suzy Van Rooyen. Actress Pauline Lynch, who played Lizzie in the 1996 film Trainspotting, talks about her debut novel Armadillos, her second career as an author and why she set her novel in the harsh Texan landscape, which is so different from her Scottish roots. Dr Ailsa Grant Ferguson celebrates the 400th anniversary of 'The Mother's Blessing' by Dorothy Leigh and reminds us of the importance of remembering great women writers of the past.

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