Rosamund Lupton's love affair with the Northern Alaskan landscape, Does anorexia have a genetic link?
Rosamund Lupton talks about her latest novel. Plus a discussion on whether eating disorders have a genetic link and how to help people recover faster. With Jane Garvey.
Her first novel, Sister, was the fastest selling by a debut author and is due to be made into a film starring Emily Blunt. Rosamund Lupton's latest thriller, set in the extreme landscape of Northern Alaska features a woman and her profoundly deaf 10 year old daughter trying to find out the truth about the disappearance of her husband. Jane Garvey talks to her about the new book and her love affair with Alaska.
Do eating disorders have a genetic link? And could early intervention, help sufferers of anorexia and bulimia recover faster.
Author Georgina Howell talks about her book Queen of the Desert - this week's Radio 4 Book of the Week. It's a biography Gertrude Bell drawn from letters written throughout her life and documents her phenomenal rise through the all-male ranks of military intelligence. But who is the real Gertrude Bell?
Presented by Jane Garvey
Producer Beverley Purcell.
Professor Cynthia Bulik – AN25K Initiative
Anorexia nervosa has some of the highest rates of death of any psychiatric disease. From an outsider’s perspective, anorexia may seem like nothing more than bad eating habits. But the disorder is far more complex, and experts have long believed that eating disorders have a genetic component. AN25K is trying to collect 25 000 DNA samples from people who have suffered from anorexia in order to understand what makes some people more predisposed to an eating disorder. In the UK Charlotte’s Helix aims to get 1 000 samples for the project. The Principle Research Investigator for AN25K, Professor Cindy Bulik, talks to Jane about why she wanted to start the mission and what she hopes it will achieve.
Anorexia Early Intervention Trial
NHS - Eating DisoridersB-EAT
Her first novel, Sister, was the fastest selling by a debut author and is due to be made into a film starring Emily Blunt. Rosamund Lupton’s latest thriller, set in the extreme landscape of Northern Alaska features a woman and her profoundly deaf 10 year old daughter trying to find out the truth about the disappearance of her husband. The Quality of Silence is told from the point of view of both mother and daughter as they struggle to communicate in this deadly and hostile environment.
Queen of the Desert – Life of Gertrude Bell
The upcoming release of Werner Herzog's film Queen of the Desert (starring Nicole Kidman) will shed light on the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell. The film, based on Georgina Howell’s biography, is drawn from letters written extensively throughout Bell’s life and documents her phenomenal rise through the all-male ranks of military intelligence and casts light on the history of Iraq. Georgina Howell talks to Jane Garvey about the real Gertrude Bell.
|Interviewed Guest||Ulrike Schmidt|
|Interviewed Guest||Issy Jackson|
|Interviewed Guest||Cynthia Bulik|
|Interviewed Guest||Georgina Howell|
|Interviewed Guest||Rosamund Lupton|