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Woman's Hour: From Joyce Grenfell to Sharon Osbourne
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Classification : OTHERS
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : John Murray
Page Extent : 496
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780719563812
Price : 725

About the book
Woman's Hour is one of Britain's greatest national institutions, entertaining millions of women (and men) since its first broadcast on 7 October 1946. For sixty years, the programme has championed the woman's perspective on topics such as health, education, family and home, work, sex, arts, fashion, international affairs and politics. From celebrity interviews to ordinary listeners who were invited to tell their personal stories on air, Woman's Hour has charted the changing status of women throughout the latter twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Now, for the first time, this book brings together many of these interviews, reflecting the passage of the decades through the unique voices of those who have taken part.

Highlights include presenter Jill Allgood interviewing Joyce Grenfell in her own home in the post-war years, to Ailsa Garland discussing hair and fashion with Cilla Black in the swinging sixties; Germaine Greer and Kate Millet advocating a women's movement in the 1970s; the Thatcher years of the 1980s; Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi campaigning for Burmese democracy in 1996, and Sharon Osbourne talking parenthood and cosmetic surgery in 2005. Woman's Hour: From Joyce Grenfell to Sharon Osbourne tells a vivid and personal history through the voices of its guests, and provides a thrilling insight into how the programme has inspired, set the agenda and brought women together over six fascinating decades.

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It's a cornucopia of bite-size history and will have you laughing and crying in equal measure, even if you've never listened to the programme before and even if you're a man'
A remarkable chronicle'
(A) delightful and rewarding book'
 
A celebratory volume... providing insight into an institution'
 
It is one of the pleasures of this book that the post-war years, in their famed austerity, shine a queer lamp on our affluent and promiscuously media-friendly decade' 
With contributions from Jenni Murray, Sue MacGregor and Martha Kearney, a collection of interviews representing the best of this iconic and influential Radio 4 programme'
Generations of women (and men) who have had their lives enlightened, entertained and empowered by Radio 4's iconic Women's Hour will be a target market for this book marking the programme's sixtieth anniversary'
 
A dippable bedside book that is rather like the programme itself under Jenni Murray's charge: brisk, unsentimental, well-informed, produced at speed'
This book . . . is a remarkable history of how women feel about themselves and their surroundings'
The history of the programme, through austerity, affluence, permissiveness, feminism, Thatcherism and post-Thatcherism, is almost the story of women in Britain since the Second World War'
     
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