Helena Kennedy QC

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the QC Helena Kennedy. In 1992 she published a book which drew attention to the way English law discriminates against women. She called it Eve was Framed. It began a debate into how we view defendants and victims and how our judges are trained. Born into a working-class family living on the south side of Glasgow, she recently entered the House of Lords. She says her father, a newspaper packer and an active trade unionist, would have been 'amused but proud'.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Cello Suite No 1 in G Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Aeneid by Virgil
Luxury: Goose down duvet

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Fri 30 Jan 1998 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestHelena Kennedy QC

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