Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Laurie Anderson; Bee Rowlatt on Mary Wollstonecraft; Gizzi Erskine; Dinah Jefferies

October 13th, 2015

Episode 388 of 985 episodes

Laurie Anderson, musician, performance artist and filmmaker, talks about her first new film in almost thirty years, Heart of a Dog, about the loss of her dog, Lolabelle. Mary Wollstonecraft is best remembered for her pioneering feminist work, The Vindication of the Rights of Women. She also published a bestselling book about her travels through Scandinavia. In her new book, In Search of Mary, writer Bee Rowlatt retraces Mary's travels and uncovers the secret behind this journey. Gizzi Erskine takes a pragmatic approach to healthy eating and argues for cooking that prioritises flavour and balance over the latest fashionable food fads. She cooks gigantes with eggs, yogurt & hot chilli butter from her latest book, Gizzi's Healthy Appetite. Dinah Jefferies is relatively new to writing, but her second novel, The Tea Planter's Wife, has already hit the number 1 slot in the paperback fiction chart. Dinah talks about why she waited until sixty to start her writing career.

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