Bel Mooney talks to Ernie Rea
Bel Mooney’s Lifelines: Words to Help You Through
Sunday 27 September 2015
Blenheim Palace: The Marlborough RoomVenue
One of Britain’s best-known writers, Bel Mooney offers some advice on getting through the tough times we all face at some point in our lives.
Mooney has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than 40 years. For the last ten years, she has been writing a column (first for The Times and now for the Saturday edition of the Daily Mail) advising readers on relationship and emotional issues. Her valuable insights into marital breakup, grief and family problems are complemented each week by a short opinion column in which she shares a wide range of personal thoughts on the human condition. Her new book is an uplifting anthology that draws on the column, incorporating some of her columns, answers to specific problems and inspiring quotations from the page. The extracts are prefixed by a long, wide-ranging essay reflecting on what being an advice columnist has taught her – and how we all need to accept change in our lives. As wise as it is honest, Bel Mooney’s Lifelines shares some of the life experiences that have taught the author about the workings of the human heart.
Mooney has written for many publications including the Daily Mirror, The Sunday Times, The Times and Daily Mail. She has also written 25 books including six novels and many books for children including the ‘Kitty and Friends’ and ‘Bonnie the dog’ series.
Here she talks to radio presenter Ernie Rea, who presents BBC Radio 4’s faith discussion programme, Beyond Belief, and is a frequent presenter on Pick of the Week.
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