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Best of the best women's fiction, Autism and puberty, Civil partnership amendment, Living with grief

Kirsty Lang discusses The Road Home by Rose Tremain. Jane Garvey presents.

A private members bill in the House Of Commons will debate whether heterosexual couples should have the same right to a civil partnership as same sex couples. We speak to Rebecca Steinfeld - who along with her partner Charles filed a judicial review at the High Court and founded the Equal Civil Partnerships Campaign and from Professor Robert Wintemute, who explains the legal challenge.
Kirsty Lang, Chair of Judges in 2008, for the Women's Prize for Fiction champions "her" winner, The Road Home by Rose Tremain. You can vote now for your favourite novel from the last ten winners of the Women's Prize for Fiction.
Kate Reynolds has written a book 'Sexuality and Severe Autism' based on her experience as the mother of a child on the autistic spectrum who also has learning disabilities, and also as an agony aunt to other parents of children on the autistic spectrum.
Helen Bailey was widowed in her forties and has written about her experience of grief in 'When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis'.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

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58 minutes


  • Civil partnerships for heterosexual couples

    Rebecca Steinfeld and Professor Robert Wintemute talk about the House of Commons debate

    Duration: 08:22

  • Kirsty Lang - Women's Prize for Fiction

    Kirsty Lang champions "her" winner, The Road Home by Rose Tremain.

    Duration: 07:58

  • Autism and puberty

    Kate Reynolds on how to support an autistic child through the challenges of puberty

    Duration: 10:27

  • Grief and early widowhood

    Helen Bailey was widowed in her forties and talks about her experience of grief

    Duration: 11:00

NHS - Coping With Bereavment

NHS advice for people coping with bereavment.

Cruse Bereavment Care

A charity for people dealing with bereavement.

Planet Grief: Helen Bailey's Blog

Writer Helen Bailey's blog on grief and widowhood.

The National Autistic Society


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Rebecca Steinfeld
Interviewed Guest Robert Wintemute
Interviewed Guest Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Kate Reynolds
Interviewed Guest Helen Bailey
Producer Alice Feinstein
Producer Eleanor Garland


  • Wed 21 Oct 2015 10:00

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