Alice Munro - Too Much Happiness

Episodes

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AR0120091215 (BBC7)
20140414 (BBC7)
20140415 (BBC7)
'Series of short stories from the new collection by Canadian author Alice Munro.

A newly widowed woman, who is herself dying, is alone in the home she and her husband made their own after she had played the role of 'home wrecker' and replaced his first wife. But it is the first wife that she must look to when a stranger threatens at her own kitchen table.

Read by Barbara Barnes.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

A newly widowed woman must look to the wife she replaced when a stranger threatens her.

AR0220091216 (BBC7)
20140415 (BBC7)
20140416 (BBC7)
'A young girl learns from very different women fighting for the attention of a dying man.

Series of short stories from the new collection by Canadian author Alice Munro.

Set in a time when 'the streets were sprinkled with water to lay the dust in the summer' and 'people with leukemia went to bed, and after some weeks' or months' decline in a tragic atmosphere, they died.'

At the Crozier house a man lies dying. When his wife is at work, his stepmother lays on a form of distraction and the young girl brought in to help care for him begins to understand the complexities of adult life.

Read by Barbara Barnes.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

AR03 LAST20091217 (BBC7)
20140416 (BBC7)
20140417 (BBC7)
'The story of a marriage, and a man who goes into the bush to fell trees and slips.

Series of short stories from the new collection by Canadian author Alice Munro.

The story of a marriage and a moment in time when what was lost is regained, and the mixed emotions that engenders. A late afternoon in a snowy wood and a casual, careless slip are all it takes

Read by Barbara Barnes.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.