IT IS an invitation many would find hard to resist.
Spend the evening in the company of Jenni Murray, one of the country’s top broadcasters and discover why for many listeners, she is quite simply the voice of Woman’s Hour.
This leading broadcaster will be in Holmfirth next month to talk about something that many will connect with – the mother and daughter relationship.
Jenni has presented Woman’s Hour since 1987 and has never been afraid to tackle controversial issues. She continues to campaign tirelessly for women’s rights.
In 1998 Jenni was named UK Broadcaster of the Year and a year later she was awarded an OBE for her services to broadcasting.
How extraordinary then that in her talk at Holmfirth Civic Hall on June 12, Jennie will talk about her relationship with the one person that she feels that she failed to impress. Her mother.
Jenni will talk about her life, career and relationship with her parents. She grew up in Barnsley, the only child of a loving, but frequently absent, father and a controlling and often critical mother.
As a young woman, with the chance to go to university and have a career, she broke free from her mother’s constraints – but never from her influence.
Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter is a portrait of what it was like growing up in the 1950s and 1960s; of Jenni’s early career as a broadcaster; of her marriages and the births of her children; of what it’s really like to care for an ill parent; and of her own recent experience of cancer. It is a memoir that women everywhere will relate and respond to – a compelling and extraordinarily honest account of how her relationship with her parents made her the woman she is today.
Jenni’s visit to Holmfirth has been organised by Kirklees Libraries and tickets are on sale from Holmfirth Library priced £3 (£2concs), 01484 222430.