This episode does contain a trigger warning for rape - the sensitive portion of the conversation is between 34:53 and 37:57, so please feel free to skip that section.Saddle up for a wild horsey time as Molly and Hannah dive into one of the 80s most iconic queens of smut, Jilly Cooper and the first in her famous Rutshire Chronicles, Riders.
John and Andy are joined by author and podcaster Daisy Buchanan and poet and lecturer Dr Ian Patterson to discuss Imogen, Jilly Cooper's 1978 novel of a young librarian finding romance - and all that goes with it - amongst the jet set in the south of France. Also discussed in this episode are the late children's illustrator John Burningham and J.L. Carr's idiosyncratic football yarn How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won The F.A. Cup.
15: Organic odyssey, brain spiders and Jilly Cooper
Big Fat Negative: TTC, fertility, infertility and IVF
Gabby and Emma are still stuck in limbo, but they've decided not to dwell: to pass the time, Gabby has been checking out organic makeup, while Emma has been getting creative on Instagram. They're joined this week by journalist Kat Brown, who discusses her diagnosis of unexplained infertility - while Professor Tim Child, medical director at Oxford Fertility, talks caffeine.Swears, including f-bombs, throughout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
#2 Plunge Theatre: on Kenan and Kel, Jilly Cooper, and body image
The You Do You Show
Joining Anna for a chat about all things pop culture this week are Tutku, Lilly and Iza of performance trio Plunge Theatre. In between snorting with laughter they cover a LOT of ground. Expect discussions on Kenan and Kel conspiracy theories, Ariana Grande and body image, and the problematic nature of Jilly Cooper's novels to name but a few of the myriad subjects they tackle over a cup of tea. Listen via your favourite podcast provider.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer Jilly Cooper.Her long writing career spans newspaper columns for the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday, non-fiction books on class, marriage and animals in war and novels that sell in their millions. Her romances set in the late seventies - including 'Bella', 'Harriett', 'Imogen' and 'Prudence' - were followed by 'Riders' in 1985, the first of her Rutshire Chronicles. Set mainly in the Cotswolds, they are racy and raunchy page-turners exposing the scandalous - and often hilarious - goings on among the British upper classes.Born in 1937 in Essex, she was brought up in Yorkshire and enjoyed a happy childhood surrounded by dogs and ponies. At boarding school she earned the nickname, 'the unholy terror' and having failed to get into Oxford and being sacked from a number of jobs for her inability to type, she turned to journalism before publishing her first book, 'How to Stay Married' in 1969.She married Leo Cooper in 1961 and, unable to have children of their own, the couple adopted Felix and Emily in the late 1960s. The couple were married for 52 years before his death in 2013.Producer: Cathy Drysdale.