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Author Melanie Reid, Parenting tips, Intrepid women

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Author Melanie Reid, Parenting tips from Phillipa Perry, Intrepid women exhibition

Melanie Reid talks about her memoir 'The World I Fell Out Of'. We then get parenting tips from Psychotherapist Phillipa Perry, Intrepid and Indigenous women are also on the agenda.

We talk to Journalist and Author Melanie Reid about her memoir where she gives us an honest account about when she fell from her horse, breaking her neck and fracturing her lower back. Melanie was paralysed from the top of her chest down she spent almost a year in hospital. To help her recover she turned to the one thing she knew, writing to help her navigate her way through a world that had previously been invisible to her. Her book 'The World I fell Out Of' comes out this week.

We hear from a Curator involved in an exhibition about the lives of women who carried out anthropological fieldwork around the world in the early twentieth century. Six are being featured in a new exhibition at The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

What queries and problems do you have when it comes to parenting? Author and Psychotherapist Philippa Perry talks about her latest publication ‘The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read’ and answers your questions about how to parent well and give children a healthy start.

Producer: Sej Asar

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