June 29th, 2015
Episode 285 of 859 episodes
Her first novel, Sister, was the fastest selling by a debut author and is due to be made into a film starring Emily Blunt. Rosamund Lupton's latest thriller, set in the extreme landscape of Northern Alaska features a woman and her profoundly deaf 10 year old daughter trying to find out the truth about the disappearance of her husband. Jane Garvey talks to her about the new book and her love affair with Alaska. Do eating disorders have a genetic link? And could early intervention, help sufferers of anorexia and bulimia recover faster. Author Georgina Howell talks about her book Queen of the Desert - this week's Radio 4 Book of the Week. It's a biography Gertrude Bell drawn from letters written throughout her life and documents her phenomenal rise through the all-male ranks of military intelligence. But who is the real Gertrude Bell? Presented by Jane Garvey Producer Beverley Purcell.