Woman's Hour

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Late Night Woman's Hour - A Brief History of Me Time

February 25th, 2016

Episode 507 of 721 episodes

Do you have just too much to do? Do you live in a blur of meetings, to do lists, deadlines and appointments? Then make time to listen to Lauren Laverne and guests Katharine Whitehorn, Madeleine Bunting, Mags MacKean and Amanda Owen as they discuss the brief history of "me time". Who invented leisure time? Who gets it? Who wants it? How much? What do women do with theirs and what should they be doing with it? Katharine Whitehorn has been a working journalist since the 1950s. She writes a regular column in The Observer. Amanda Owen has written several books about her life as a working farmer with eight children. Her most recent book is A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess. Mags MacKean gave up a high powered job in journalism to climb full time. Her book about how these experiences changed her is called The Upside Down Mountain. Author Madeleine Bunting's most recent book was 'The Plot - A biography of an English Nature'. She is currently working on a book on mindfulness. Presenter: Lauren Laverne Producer: Luke Mulhall.