Woman's Hour

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Erica Jong, Joanna Trollope

October 27th, 2015

Episode 401 of 985 episodes

'Fear of Flying' sold over 27 million copies worldwide. A decade since Erica Jong last published a novel, she discusses her new work, 'Fear of Dying'. Erica Jong and Joanna Trollope compare their life experiences and talk about how much or little they think things have changed since they were young women in the early 1960s. Vera Baird QC Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and Nurse Richard Scott discuss the findings of the Court Observer's Panel which, since January, has watched adult rape trials in Newcastle. Johanna Basford and why colouring for adults has become so popular. Joanna Trollope was Chair of Judges in 2012 for the Women's Prize for Fiction. The winner that year was 'The Song of Achilles'. Is it in line for winner of the Best of the Best? Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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