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Break Point: Pascale Petit & Penny Hancock

Pascale Petit recounts how the sudden re-emergence of her long-absent father triggered both a sense that she’d discovered the material for her new book, but also a complete inability to write it.

Penny Hancock explains how a professional setback and a series of personal losses led her to decide to give up writing completely - and how the unusual life story of an elderly relative provided two kinds of inspiration for starting again.

Episode: 0190
Date: 18-10-2018
Length: 23:24
Break Point: Pascale Petit & Penny Hancock

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