- First broadcast 20050714 (Radio 4)
|It is 1978 and Valda Trevlyn Greive, the second wife of the great Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid, is reassessing her life following her husband's death.|
A young student arrives at her door during a snow storm determined to pay his respects his deceased hero's memory.
Valda, irritated by the youngster's intrusion and pious reverence, does her best to shatter his illusions.
The story unravels over the two days this odd couple spend in each other's company while snowed in at Brownsbank Cottage.
Recorded on location at Brownsbank Cottage, Valda Grieve and Hugh MacDiarmid's former home.