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Listener week: Rubbish friends, Adult orphans, 170 years of family recipes

July 13th, 2016

Episode 630 of 721 episodes

The death of your parents is never easy, however old you are. Lucy Humphries wrote to us about the experience of becoming an adult orphan. She joins Jenni along with her sister Sarah and the psychotherapist Julia Samuel, a specialist in grief and a vice-chair of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our Listener Week chain of interviews continues. The sonic artist Felicity Ford suggested we speak to her friend and fellow knitter Lara Clements. Lara talks about the pressures on women in their thirties to marry and have children and reveals why she loves being an aunt. We hear from a group of friends in Suffolk who meet every week to pick litter. Fiona Unwin, Julia Squier and Etta Lloyd-Jones are Rubbish Friends. Listener Jenny Mallin on her family's 170 year old book of recipes, passed down and added to by five generations of Anglo-Indian women. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Helen Fitzhenry.