On BBC’s Woman’s Hour

Listen to a whole Woman’s Hour programme inspired by The O of Home. First aired on Monday 5 April 2010, 10:00 on BBC Radio 4  www.bbc.co.uk/Womans_Hour
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Homeward bound for the new year

Jennifer Kavanagh’s The O of Home is touching and inspiring in a way that brings to mind Thoreau’s Walden. …. The O of Home… is a remarkably honest, unpretentious, clear-eyed account of a courageous woman getting rid of her worldly goods, and a lot of emotional baggage, and finding a new and exhilarating freedom. There are chapters about old age, death, displacement and homelessness:...
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N Quentin Woolf

Listen to a Radio interview with Jennifer Kavanagh Click on this link and fast-forward your player to 1hr 24mins. Read about her at www.blog.nquentinwoolf.com
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This is the way it is

If ‘home’ is a theatre of soul, then that which is front-stage in one life, may simply be waiting back-stage or in the wings of another. Jennifer Kavanagh is a good narrator, she takes us to the heart of what matters in so many lives, and I am at home in the audience, listening with so many others, and saying to myself: Oh Yes! Oh Yes! This is the way it is, and, surely together in...
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Made me think

The O of Home made me think and re-examine my own presumptions of home. She surprised me with the depth to which she had gone in exploring the variations on the word and then examining the reverse of the situation. With chapters on our bricks and mortar, our community, our borders and belonging, and our planetary home the book comes full circle. Trish Carn,...
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A book that opens the heart

This is a book that opens the heart.  Tender, thought-provoking, compassionate, and insightful, it leads us on a circular journey from understanding what we need and mean by home, through experiences of homelessness and forced displacement, to a true coming home to the self and the divine. This is a book that invites us to be truthful and to express that truth uncompromisingly in the ways we...
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