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KAUTHAR A story about ISLAM – Meike Ziervogel

06 Aug 2015

Author of the Week: Meike Ziervogel, Kauthar Kauthar is the third novel by Meike Ziervogel (author and owner of Peirene Press). Kauthar is the timely story of Lydia, now Kauthar, a white British woman who converts to Islam and gradually becomes psychologically distorted in her faith ‘In a story that is grounded in recent current…

Pancakes through the ages | Virginia Ironside: Pets and Problems | Women in the media

05 Mar 2012

We discuss Lent: its history, traditions, deviations, and how it’s observed in the modern day. In honour of Pancake Day historian and food writer Kate Colquhoun talks us through our historical love affair with fried batter- from medieval to modern times. The British are notoriously devoted to their pets and Virginia Ironside is no exception;…