Meg Rosoff; Women's cricket; Mossarat Qadeem; Anya von Bremzen
Carnegie Medal winning author Meg Rosoff discusses her 6th novel, Picture Me Gone.
Charlotte Edwards and Katherine Brunt on their Women's Ashes win.
Peace activist Mossarat Qadeem on her work de-radicalising Pakistani youths. She discusses how to steer them away from extremist groups such as the Taliban and involve them in education and employment.
Food writer Anya von Bremzen has written her memoirs which look at the history of twentieth century Russia and the food that typified Soviet society.
And our series looking at Medieval Women begins today with Christina of Markyate.
Mossarat Qadeem is a peace activist who is fighting extremism in Pakistan one child at a time. She works directly with the mothers of radicalized youths to steer their sons away from extremist groups such as the Taliban and into education and employment. A political scientist, she left academia to set up an organisation called PAIMAN, meaning Promise, focusing on young men who are vulnerable to militancy. She joins Jenni to discuss how she changes the minds of potential suicide bombers, and why she thinks working at a grass roots level is key to preventing the growth of extremism in Pakistan.
England Women’s Cricket Team
On Saturday the England Women’s Cricket Team won a historic victory over Australia to regain the Ashes. We speak to England Captain Charlotte Edwards and team mate Katherine Brunt about their achievement and the state of the women's game.
Food writer Anya von Bremzen grew up in Moscow in a communal apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen, yet despite the cramped cooking conditions, it is the food her mother made there that she most fondly remembers. She has written her memoirs, which look at the history of twentieth century Russia and the food that typified Soviet society.
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cookery is published by Transworld Books
Medieval Women - Christina of Markyate
Christina of Markyate was a medieval woman who went to great lengths to pursue her goal in life, rebelling against her family and the conventions of her day. Born at the end of the 11th century, Christina, who was originally called Theodora, made a vow of chastity at an early age, against the wishes of her parents who wanted her to marry. Forced into wedlock, she then fled in disguise and went into hiding. Christina became a religious recluse and eventually founded a priory of nuns attached to St. Albans. Dr Louise Wilkinson of Canterbury Christ Church University explores her life.
Carnegie Medal winning author Meg Rosoff talks about her 6th novel, Picture Me Gone. Told from the perspective of 12 year old Mila it is the tale of lies and detection, because Mila has a gift: she can read a room, a person, a situation, and tell if you are happy, or pregnant or having an affair. It explores the difference between how adults and children view the world, and tells of the bond between a father and his daughter as they embark on an epic road trip to solve the mystery of a man’s disappearance.
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff is published 5th September (Hardback) by Penguin
|Interviewed Guest||Meg Rosoff|
|Interviewed Guest||Charlotte Edwards|
|Interviewed Guest||Katherine Brunt|
|Interviewed Guest||Mossarat Qadeem|
|Interviewed Guest||Anya von Bremzen|