Presented by Jenni Murray. 'Hints to Lady Travellers: at Home and Abroad', first published in 1889, has just been reprinted and offers a glimpse into the world of the travelling Victorian lady. Alasdair Macleod of the Royal Geographical Society and the writer Jane Robinson discuss anecdotes from pioneering female travellers, from Isabella Bird to Mary Kingsley. There's music from folk singer and fiddle player Bella Hardy and we hear about plans to reform legal aid, which critics suggest could put women at increased risk. And coppicing: one woman's life caring for trees.

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