The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher

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01Offences Against The Person20150105

01Offences Against The Person20150105

In Hilary Mantel's story the consequences of an illicit affair play out. At a Manchester solicitor's office Vicky, a precocious but conflicted junior clerk is observing:

"I guessed why Nicolette had moved across the Square. It was more discreet for a senior partner to keep an affair extra-mural."

Reader: Rebekah Staton

Abridger: Jules Wilkinson

Producer: Simon Richardson.

01Offences Against The Person20150105

In Hilary Mantel's story the consequences of an illicit affair play out. At a Manchester solicitor's office Vicky, a precocious but conflicted junior clerk is observing:

"I guessed why Nicolette had moved across the Square. It was more discreet for a senior partner to keep an affair extra-mural."

Reader: Rebekah Staton

Abridger: Jules Wilkinson

Producer: Simon Richardson.

02Sorry To Disturb, Part One20150106
02Sorry To Disturb, Part One20150106

Harriet Walter reads the first part of Hilary Mantel's autobiographical tale. Isolated in a claustrophobic flat in Jeddah, life becomes increasingly off kilter when the doorbell rings.

Harriet Walter reads.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

02Sorry To Disturb, Part One20150106

Harriet Walter reads the first part of Hilary Mantel's autobiographical tale. Isolated in a claustrophobic flat in Jeddah, life becomes increasingly off kilter when the doorbell rings.

Harriet Walter reads.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

03Sorry To Disturb, Part Two20150107
03Sorry To Disturb, Part Two20150107

Harriet Walter reads the second part of Hilary Mantel's autobiographical tale. Set in a claustrophobic flat in Jeddah, feelings of unease and cultural disconnect come to a head.

Harriet Walter reads.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

03Sorry To Disturb, Part Two20150107

Harriet Walter reads the second part of Hilary Mantel's autobiographical tale. Set in a claustrophobic flat in Jeddah, feelings of unease and cultural disconnect come to a head.

Harriet Walter reads.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

04Comma20150108

is a sinister tale of childhood transgression, where the narrator Kitty is led astray by Mary, child of an ostracised local family. Mary is obsessed with what she has seen in the garden of a local family. The two little girls go on an illicit quest to find out more.

Reader: Rebekah Staton

Abridger: Jules Wilkinson

Producer: Simon Richardson.

Comma is a sinister tale of childhood transgression, where the narrator Kitty is led astray by Mary, child of an ostracised local family. Mary is obsessed with what she has seen in the garden of a local family. The two little girls go on an illicit quest to find out more.

Reader: Rebekah Staton

Abridger: Jules Wilkinson

Producer: Simon Richardson.

05The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher20150109
05The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher20150109

In Hilary Mantel's mischievous story a knock at the door announces an unexpected visitor who has plans to alter the course of history as we know it. Harriet Walter reads.

The stories selected from Hilary Mantel's collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher for Book at Bedtime are dark and sharply observed. From the middle-class woman with powerful feelings about a former prime minister; the woman trapped in her apartment in Jeddah, to the two young girls who during the heat of the summer holidays venture into forbidden territory, each of the stories deal with psychological unease and at the same time are wickedly witty.

Hilary Mantel is the author of thirteen books. She is the first and only writer to have won the Man Booker Prize twice for her last two historical novels, Wolf Hall and Bringing Up the Bodies.

Harriet Walter is the reader.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

05The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher20150109

In Hilary Mantel's mischievous story a knock at the door announces an unexpected visitor who has plans to alter the course of history as we know it. Harriet Walter reads.

The stories selected from Hilary Mantel's collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher for Book at Bedtime are dark and sharply observed. From the middle-class woman with powerful feelings about a former prime minister; the woman trapped in her apartment in Jeddah, to the two young girls who during the heat of the summer holidays venture into forbidden territory, each of the stories deal with psychological unease and at the same time are wickedly witty.

Hilary Mantel is the author of thirteen books. She is the first and only writer to have won the Man Booker Prize twice for her last two historical novels, Wolf Hall and Bringing Up the Bodies.

Harriet Walter is the reader.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.