Last Word spoke to Maeve’s friend, the former Woman’s Hour producer Annie Howells; to Susan Lamb who is a publisher at Orion Fiction and to her friend and fellow Irish journalist Mary Kenny.
Born 28 May 1940; died 30 July 2012 aged 72.
Matthew spoke to his literary executor Jay Parini and to the writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb.
Born 3 October 1925; died 31 July 2012 aged 86.
Ian McMillan pays tribute.
Born 5 May 1947; died 30 April 2012 aged 64.
Matthew spoke to the actress Patricia Routledge, to Dorothy Hobson of the Contemporary Media Course at Wolverhampton University and to the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, General Martin White.
Born 2 February 1944; died 27 July 2012 aged 68.
Radio 4’s obituary programme, marking the lives of significant figures who have died recently,…