Mpho Tutu; Women and the Liberal Democrats; Louisa Young

The row about Lord Rennard's behaviour with women has resurfaced. How damaging is this to the appeal of the Liberal Democrats to women? And what about the lack of women Lib Dems at Westminster?

Reverend Mpho Tutu explains how a tragic event in her own life led her to write a practical book about forgiveness with her father Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

An advert for the charity Mankind Initiative was recently launched. With over 6 million views online already, its chairman Mark Brooks says its aim is to highlight that men are also victims of domestic abuse. Mark joins Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid to discuss if by highlighting male victims it diminishes the situation of the women who statistically are more likely to experience domestic abuse.

The writer Louisa Young talks about her new novel, The Heroes' Welcome, set just after the First World War, a sequel to her bestselling novel, My Dear I Wanted To Tell You.

Plus an interview with Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's last surviving child, who died on Saturday after a short illness. Jane Garvey interviewed her two and a half years ago after the publication of her memoir, A Daughter's Tale, an account of her early years.

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Women and the Liberal Democrats

Just when the dust was settling on the tussles at the top of the Liberal Democrats, the row about Lord Rennard’s behaviour with women has resurfaced. His apology expressing regret that he may have intruded upon the ‘personal space’ of four women has been rejected by three of them who want him expelled from the party. How badly does this damage the appeal of the party to women supporters and potential voters? With speculation about Nick Clegg’s leadership rife, where are the future female leaders? And what should the party do about its lack of women at Westminster? Joining Jane Garvey to discuss are Bridget Harris who brought a complaint against Lord Rennard and former party press secretary and journalist Miranda Green.

Mpho Tutu

Reverend Mpho Tutu explains how a tragic event in her own life lead her to write a book with her father Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Book Of Forgiving is a practical guide to healing and moving on. Though the importance of forgiveness has been demonstrated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa and in countless other contexts around the world, how do you actually do it? 

Domestic Abuse: Mankind Initiative’s Advert

An advert for the charity Mankind Initiative was recently launched. With over 6 million views online its’ chairman, Mark Brooks, says it aim is to highlight that men are also victims of domestic abuse.  Mark joins Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, with Jane Garvey to discuss if highlighting male victims diminishes the situation of the women who statistically are more likely to experience domestic abuse.

Louisa Young

Welcome is the sequel to Louisa Young's bestselling novel, My Dear I Wanted to Tell You, set before and during the First World War in which working-class boy, Riley Purefoy falls in love with upper-class bohemian Nadine Waveney. Riley enlists at the age of 18 and comes under the command of lanky, gentle Peter Locke.  A quintet  of characters emerge as the fates of Riley, Nadine, Peter, Peter's wife Julia and cousin Rose are intertwined. Louisa Young joins Jane to talk about her new book set in 1919 in which her characters deeply wounded by the pain of war are also reaching for new beginnings.

Archive interview: Mary Soames

An archive interview with Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's last surviving child, who died on Saturday after a short illness. Jane Garvey interviewed her two and a half years ago around the publication of her memoir, A Daughter's Tale, an account of her early years.

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Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestMpho Tutu
Interviewed GuestMark Brooks
Interviewed GuestPolly Neate
Interviewed GuestLouisa Young
Interviewed GuestJulie Andrews

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