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Presented by Jenni Murray. Can leaving your baby to cry be harmful? Maggie O'Farrell talks about her new novel and the history of the Horrockses fashion label.

Can leaving your baby to cry be harmful? Child expert Penelope Leach argues that scientific research now shows that leaving young babies to cry themselves to sleep may actually harm their developing brains. Jenni also talks to Maggie O'Farrell about her new novel and there's a look at the Horrockses Fashions label - one of the best known brands of the 1950's.

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Wed 28 Apr 2010 10:00


  • Crying Babies

    Should a crying baby be left alone to cry? Jenni discusses with childcare expert, Penelope Leach and Dr Martin Ward-Platt, Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.

    Duration: 13:01

  • Maggie O'Farrell

    Maggie O’Farrell joins Jenni to talk about her latest novel, The Hand That First Held Mine, the characters, and their different experiences of motherhood.

    Duration: 09:28

  • Supper for a Song Recipe: Sausage Pie

    Sally Williams met Tamasin Day Lewis in her Somerset kitchen where Sausage Pie was on the menu.

    Duration: 06:13

  • Horrockses Fashions

    One of the best known brands of the 1950’s. Jenni talks to Pat Albeck, one of their original designers, and historian Christine Boydell.

    Duration: 08:08

  • Women of the Qu'ran - Zulekha

    Angela Robson speaks to Dr Shuruq Naguib and Barbara Stowasser, Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Georgetown.

    Duration: 05:46


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