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Fiona Sampson is a prize-winning poet and writer who will be discussing her latest book 'In Search of Mary Shelley', published for the 200th anniversary of the publication of 'Frankenstein'. Fiona has been published in more than thirty languages and received an MBE for services to literature. A Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature, and the recipient of a number of national and international honours for her poetry, she has worked as an editor, translator, and university professor as well as a violinist.
Mary Shelley is known for her Gothic novel 'Frankenstein.' But her life and work are often eclipsed by the reputation of her parents - philosopher William Godwin and feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft - and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley. Fiona Sampson uncovers Shelley's complex and generous character.
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Fat is a Feminist Issue, pioneering therapist Susie Orbach presents the extended new edition of the case histories that inspired her recent Radio 4 series In Therapy. She reveals as much about what is going on in the mind of the person behind the couch as she does the emotional dilemmas of the patient.

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