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01Driving As Metaphor20190819

In her striking new collection of essays, award-winning author Rachel Cusk weaves observations of domestic concerns with art, psychology and current affairs.

In 'Driving as Metaphor', Cusk contemplates the tourists, the Sunday drivers and the speed freaks that she meets on the country roads near her home.

Reader: Amelia Bullmore
Abridged and produced by Eilidh McCreadie

Extracts from Rachel Cusk's new collection of clear-sighted and witty essays.

02Coventry20190820

In her striking new collection of essays, award-winning author Rachel Cusk weaves observations of domestic concerns with art, psychology and current affairs.

The author reflects on her school days alongside contemporary relationships as she considers the unnerving experience of being sent to Coventry.

Reader: Amelia Bullmore
Abridged and produced by Eilidh McCreadie

Extracts from Rachel Cusk's new collection of witty and clear-sighted essays.

Extracts from Rachel Cusk's new collection of clear-sighted and witty essays.

03On Rudeness20190821

In her striking new collection of essays, award-winning author Rachel Cusk weaves observations of domestic concerns with art, psychology and current affairs.

The novelist asks if we have lost our collective good manners as she ponders the moral problem of rudeness.

Reader: Amelia Bullmore
Abridged and produced by Eilidh McCreadie

Extracts from Rachel Cusk's new collection of witty and clear-sighted essays.

Extracts from Rachel Cusk's new collection of clear-sighted and witty essays.

04Making Home20190822

In her striking new collection of essays, author Rachel Cusk weaves observations of domestic concerns with art, psychology and current affairs.

The award-winning novelist considers the important idea of 'home' and observes how the act of renovating property can leave homeowners exposed in unforeseen ways.

Reader: Amelia Bullmore
Abridged and produced by Eilidh McCreadie

Extracts from Rachel Cusk's new collection of witty and clear-sighted essays.

Extracts from Rachel Cusk's new collection of clear-sighted and witty essays.

05Lions On Leashes20190823

In her striking new collection of essays, award-winning novelist Rachel Cusk weaves observations of domestic concerns with art, psychology and current affairs.

The author contemplates the trials and tribulations of adolescence as she reflects on her own family's story.

Reader: Amelia Bullmore
Abridged and produced by Eilidh McCreadie

Extracts from Rachel Cusk's new collection of witty and clear-sighted essays.

Extracts from Rachel Cusk's new collection of clear-sighted and witty essays.