By Penelope Fitzgerald, dramatised by Peter Wolf.

With Samuel West as Fritz.

In Germany in the late 18th century, a university student's quest to find his ideal vision of love leads him to a frail but spirited 12-year-old girl.

Will she fulfil his high expectations? With Abigail Docherty, Alison Pettitt and John Rowe.

Director Cherry Cookson

Broadcast Dates

  • 19990501 (Radio 4)