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The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a 'weird child', who found solace in books, nature and in her mother's company. But her mother's shadow was long and often controlling - Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig - the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

Today A Bridegroom from over the Border and early memories.

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn, and her book is published at the end of January.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond
The abridger is Julian Wilkinson
The Producers are Karen Holden and Di Speirs

Siobhan Redmond reads Deborah Orr's memoir about the Scottish steel town of Motherwell.

Deborah Orr's memoir about growing up working-class in Motherwell, south-east of Glasgow.

0120200127

The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a 'weird child', who found solace in books, nature and in her mother's company. But her mother's shadow was long and often controlling - Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig - the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

Today A Bridegroom from over the Border and early memories.

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn, and her book is published at the end of January.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond
The abridger is Julian Wilkinson
The Producers are Karen Holden and Di Speirs

Siobhan Redmond reads Deborah Orr's memoir about the Scottish steel town of Motherwell.

Deborah Orr's memoir about growing up working-class in Motherwell, south-east of Glasgow.

022020012820200129 (R4)

The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother and a Scottish father, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a 'weird child', who found solace in books, nature and in her mother's company. But her mother's shadow was long and often controlling - Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig - the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

Today Life on the new housing scheme, the good and the bad.

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn of 2019, and her book is published at the end of January.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond
The abridger is Julian Wilkinson
The Producers are Karen Holden and Di Speirs

Siobhan Redmond reads Deborah Orr's memoir set in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell.

Deborah Orr's memoir about growing up working-class in Motherwell, south-east of Glasgow.

0220200128

The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother and a Scottish father, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a 'weird child', who found solace in books, nature and in her mother's company. But her mother's shadow was long and often controlling - Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig - the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

Today Life on the new housing scheme, the good and the bad.

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn of 2019, and her book is published at the end of January.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond
The abridger is Julian Wilkinson
The Producers are Karen Holden and Di Speirs

Siobhan Redmond reads Deborah Orr's memoir set in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell.

Deborah Orr's memoir about growing up working-class in Motherwell, south-east of Glasgow.

032020012920200130 (R4)

The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother and a Scottish father, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a 'weird child', who found solace in books, nature and in her mother's company. But her mother's shadow was long and often controlling - Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig - the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn, and her book is published at the end of January.

Today The Great Sex Revelation.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond
The abridger is Julian Wilkinson
The Producers are Karen Holden and Di Speirs

Siobhan Redmond reads Deborah Orr's memoir about the Scottish steel town of Motherwell.

Deborah Orr's memoir about growing up working-class in Motherwell, south-east of Glasgow.

0320200129

The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother and a Scottish father, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a 'weird child', who found solace in books, nature and in her mother's company. But her mother's shadow was long and often controlling - Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig - the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn, and her book is published at the end of January.

Today The Great Sex Revelation.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond
The abridger is Julian Wilkinson
The Producers are Karen Holden and Di Speirs

Siobhan Redmond reads Deborah Orr's memoir about the Scottish steel town of Motherwell.

Deborah Orr's memoir about growing up working-class in Motherwell, south-east of Glasgow.

042020013020200131 (R4)

The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother and a Scottish father, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a 'weird child', who found solace in books, nature and in her mother's company. But her mother's shadow was long and often controlling - Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig - the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn, and her book is published at the end of January.

Today, "You'll have ruined her'"

The reader is Siobhan Redmond
The abridger is Julian Wilkinson
The Producers are Karen Holden and Di Speirs

Siobhan Redmond reads Deborah Orr's memoir about the Scottish steel town of Motherwell.

Deborah Orr's memoir about growing up working-class in Motherwell, south-east of Glasgow.

0420200130

The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother and a Scottish father, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a 'weird child', who found solace in books, nature and in her mother's company. But her mother's shadow was long and often controlling - Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig - the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn, and her book is published at the end of January.

Today, "You'll have ruined her'"

The reader is Siobhan Redmond
The abridger is Julian Wilkinson
The Producers are Karen Holden and Di Speirs

Siobhan Redmond reads Deborah Orr's memoir about the Scottish steel town of Motherwell.

Deborah Orr's memoir about growing up working-class in Motherwell, south-east of Glasgow.

052020013120200201 (R4)

The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother and a Scottish father, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a 'weird child', who found solace in books, nature and in her mother's company. But her mother's shadow was long and often controlling - Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig - the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn of 2019, and her book is published at the end of January.

Today Grown up life and an archive in a cupboard.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond
The abridger is Julian Wilkinson
The Producers are Karen Holden and Di Speirs

Deborah Orr's memoir about growing up working-class in Motherwell, south-east of Glasgow.