Poet Maya Angelou; School coursework

Maya Angelou is one of the foremost elder stateswomen of literature in America. Renowned for her frank volumes of autobiography, particularly the first instalment, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which has sold several million copies around the world.

Maya talks to Jenni about why she’s turned her attention to food and about her new book which is a collection of recipes, together with the memories that they evoke.

Author Julia Blackburn explains her intrigue in the true story of Napoleon’s relationship with the daughter of an Englishman living in St Helena, Betsy Balcombe, whilst imprisoned on the island.

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Plus, at what point does parental help with coursework and homework become cheating? And, over the past decade divorce amongst the urban middle class has risen in India, we find out why.

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