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OurShelves with special guest Audrey Osler

Ourshelves with Audrey Osler

OurShelves with Audrey Osler

Audrey Osler is Professor Emerita of Citizenship and Human Rights Education at the University of Leeds. Her latest book, Where Are You From? No, Where Are You Really From? will be published by Virago in November and looks at the British Empire through the history of one family.

This week, join us as Audrey and Lucy dive into ‘Britishness’ and the conflict between identity and belonging; the varied research methods Audrey uses to uncover the minute details of individual lives in history; and the power of stories to bring us together.


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On the nightstand – books that are currently on your bedside table

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

How to stay sane in a world of division by Elif Shafak


On your mind – a recent article, podcast, film, series or song

Paris Memories (Paris Revoir) 2022 film directed by Alice Winocour


On the shelf – one book that made you think about feminism in a new way

Zami: A New Spelling of my Name by Audre Lorde


On the pedestal – tell us about one person (woman or non-binary) you admire

Artist Georgia O’Keefe


Special 50th Anniversary question – what one Virago book would you pass on? (Your Golden Apple).

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 


Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.

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