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Susannah Constantine, Stalking Laws, Infertility

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

Susannah Constantine has swapped fashion for fiction. Her new book 'After the Snow' centres on the story of 11-year-old Esme Munroe who's growing up in a rambling old house in the 1960s. Jane talks to her about why the novel is such a personal journey.

Next month marks five years since stalking became a criminal offence in England and Wales. How well is the law working? Jane speaks to Sam Taylor, Director of 'Veritas Justice' a stalking advocacy service in Sussex, and Rachel Griffin, Chief Executive of The Suzy Lamplugh Trust which runs the National Stalking helpline.

Doctors are warning that older celebrities who deny IVF treatment are fuelling misconceptions about conceiving in later life. Jane discusses why you would or wouldn't tell people about it with two women who've had IVF.

As part of our series, The Spark: Sex in Long Term Relationships, today we hear from Katy who had her first child 15 months ago. Abby Hollick talks to her about what sex was like at the start of her relationship and how it's changed since becoming a mother.

Women in Essex are amongst the best paid in Britain. In our Best Place to be a Woman report, Brentwood topped the list for income. So why is this? Jane talks to Louise McKinlay, Conservative Leader of Brentwood Borough Council, and Carmel Jane who runs a photography business in the area.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Susannah Constantine

    Duration: 09:28

  • Stalking laws

    Duration: 08:15

  • The Spark: Sex in Long Term Relationships - Katy

    Duration: 08:42

  • Best Place to be a Woman - Essex

    Duration: 07:22

  • IVF treatment

    Duration: 07:21

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewer Abigail Hollick
Interviewed Guest Susannah Constantine
Interviewed Guest Sam Taylor
Interviewed Guest Rachel Griffin
Interviewed Guest Louise McKinlay
Interviewed Guest Carmel Jane

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