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13/04/2011

With Jenni Murray. Including the actress and singer Michelle Gayle on WAGS; the rights and wrongs of freezing eggs; and the best-selling author Jodi Picoult on her latest novel.

With Jenni Murray. Michelle Gayle won fame as an actress and a singer and she's now published her first novel, aimed at teenagers. "Pride and Premiership: From Wags to Riches" is her attempt to take the gloss off being a WAG, she tells Jenni why. Lord Robert Winston has recently warned that freezing eggs as an insurance against future infertility is a giant con trick, Dr Gillian Lockwood thinks otherwise. They discuss the issues. It's 150 years since the American Civil War - so what part did women play and what impact did it have on their lives? And the best selling author Jodi Picoult talks about her latest novel "Sing You Home", which takes as its theme a same-sex relationship.

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45 minutes

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Wed 13 Apr 2011 10:00

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  • Freezing eggs

    Does encouraging women to freeze their eggs an insurance against infertility or “a giant confidence trick” and raises unrealistic expectations. Lord Winston and Dr Gillian Lockwood discuss.

    Duration: 10:10

  • Jodi Picoult

    The author Jodi Picoult talks about “Sing You Home”, a study of a same-sex relationship. Her own son came out to her while she was writing the book. She joins Jenni to discuss.

    Duration: 08:45

  • European Book Collection

    A collection of the best picture books from the 27 EU countries is being made available for use in schools and on the web. Jennifer Chevalier has been looking at the European Picture Book Collection.

    Duration: 06:47

  • Women and the American Civil War

    It is the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. What impact did the war have on women? The author Amanda Foreman, author and Lecturer Adam Smith discuss.

    Duration: 09:27

  • Michelle Gayle

    The actress, singer, and now novelist Michelle Gayle has written a teen novel about a girl with one goal in life – to snare herself a rich footballer and become a WAG. She joins Jenni to discuss.

    Duration: 06:59

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