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