iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 22/04/2010

Listen now 45 mins

Listen in pop-out player

22/04/2010

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 April 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey.
Trezza Azzopardi's first novel, "The Hiding Place", stunned the literary world and was Booker-shortlisted; tomorrow the novelist discusses her latest book, "The Song House" - about music, memory and water - and talks about her work at the University of East Anglia teaching the MA in creative writing, the celebrated course that helped shape her as a writer.

Critics of an adoption bill in Ireland explain why in their view the new law will fail to help adopted people trace their natural parents. Since 1975, all those adopted in Britain have the right to apply for information to enable them obtain a copy of their original birth certificate, but the same does not apply in Ireland. Susan Lohan represents the Adoption Rights Alliance and Rosemary Horgan is a legal partner and expert in family law.

A newspaper called 'Financial Freedom' is now available to help women leaving prison sort out their money issues. A former prisoner discusses the links between debts and re-offending with Juliet Lyon from the Prison Reform Trust and Lisa Buckingham, the editor of the Financial Mail on Sunday.

A new poll shows that British parents can spend more than £400 updating their daughters' outfits for the current season, while more than half the parents polled wouldn't dress their children in hand-me-downs if they could afford to buy new clothes. Given the current economic climate, why do some parents insist on buying new? Journalist Viv Groskop and writer John-Paul Flintoff discuss the pros and cons of passing on of old clothes.

Chapters

4 items
  • Trezza Azzopardi

    Writer Trezza Azzopardi on her new book about memory and music "The Hiding Place."

  • Adoption in Ireland

    To discuss the rights of those adopted in Ireland, Jane Garvey is joined by Susan Lohan who represents the Adoption Rights Alliance and Rosemary Horgan is a legal partner and expert in family law.

  • Hand Me Downs

    Why do some parents insist on buying new clothes for their children? Journalist Viv Groskop and writer John-Paul Flintoff discuss the pros and cons of passing on old clothes.

  • New Prison Newspaper

    Jane Garvey is joined by a former prisoner, Juliet Lyon from the Prison Reform Trust and Lisa Buckingham, the editor of the Financial Mail on Sunday

  • Trezza Azzopardi

    'The Song House', by Trezza Azzopardi, is published by Picador, ISBN: 0330461036. It will also be the Woman’s Hour drama from July 5th.

Broadcasts

Woman's Hour Power List 2014 – Game Changers

Doreen Lawrence

Doreen Lawrence is named number one game changer.

Woman's Hour Takeover

Woman's Hour Takeover

Five remarkable women take over Woman's Hour for one week.

Podcasts

  1. Image for Cook The Perfect...

    Cook The Perfect...

    Discover cooking techniques and tips to help you perfect your cooking know-how. Jenni Murray and…

  2. Image for Woman's Hour Power List 2014 – Game Changers

    Woman's Hour Power List 2014 – Game Changers

    Which ten women in the UK have done most to game-change the way power operates in the UK, whether in…

  3. Image for Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast

    Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast

    Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss