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42 MIN2014 JAN 15
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Libby Purves meets Peter Hain MP; art dealer Philip Mould; author Susie Boyt and fly fisherwoman Lilla Rowcliffe.Philip Mould is a gallery owner, international art dealer and writer who has been dealing in antiques from an early age. He started by collecting and selling 18th Century shoe buckles as a boy and moved on to deal in artwork worth tens of thousands of pounds. He co-presents BBC1's Fake or Fortune with Fiona Bruce and is a regular expert on the Antiques Roadshow.Lilla Rowcliffe is a fly fisher. Now in her eighties, she only took up the sport following the death of her husband and sister when she was in her fifties. Her first catch, in Scotland, was a 45 pound salmon, and since then, Lilla has fished around the world. She has a house close to where fly-fishing lure creator Megan Boyd lived and she features in a documentary, Kiss the Water, about Boyd's life and fly fishing.Peter Hain is the Labour MP for Neath and a former Cabinet minister whose political career spans four decades. He grew up in South Africa under Apartheid before moving to London. Peter's parents Adelaine and Walter were, and continue to be, prominent freedom-fighters. Ad and Wal - A Story of Values, Duty, Sacrifice in Apartheid South Africa is published by Biteback Publishing.Susie Boyt is a writer and the daughter of artist Lucian Freud. Her memoir, My Judy Garland Life, has been adapted for the stage. It tells the story of Susie's admiration for Garland as she was growing up, and how Judy's songs helped Susie through her personal troubles. My Judy Garland Life is at The Nottingham Playhouse.