Alasdair Gray Stories

A week of stories from the brilliant, funny and original Alasdair Gray.

Episodes

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AR01Miss Kincaid's Autumn2004050320050206
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A portrait of small town Scotland, where a surprising relationship flourishes.

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

"A portrait of small town Scotland, where a surprising relationship flourishes.

Read by Tamara Kennedy."

AR02Wellbeing2004050420050213A dystopian vision of a future Britain as seen through the eyes of a once-revered writer.

He is now homeless yet stubbornly refuses to move to a more hospitable country: "There are better ways of living than being happy but they require strength and sanity."

Read by Paul Young

He is now homeless yet stubbornly refuses to move to a more hospitable country: ""There are better ways of living than being happy but they require strength and sanity.""

Read by Paul Young

AR03My Ex Husband - Swan Burial2004050520050220Two tales offering a distinctly ironic look at marriage and the impact of work on our domestic lives.

Read by Tamara Kennedy and Paul Young

AR04Loss Of The Golden Silence2004050620050227A couple realise that the only possible future for their relationship lies in silence, failing to communicate and keeping secrets.

A couple discover a surprising way to sustain their relationship.

Read by Paul Young

AR05 LASTMr Meikle - An Epilogue2004050720050306A writer reflects on the profound debt he owes his English teacher.

Alasdair Gray reads his own story.