Deep South: Four Seasons On Back Roads

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Paul Theroux's account of his car journeys through America's southern states

is timely, and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

1. He's in Tusacaloona, in a car park, thinking about going to church. In a vehicle beside

him sits Lucille, all black silk and lacey sleeves - "You lost, baby?" Her welcoming words

are typical of the South..

Reader Henry Goodman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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Paul Theroux's account of his car journeys through America's southern states

is timely, and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

1. He's in Tusacaloona, in a car park, thinking about going to church. In a vehicle beside

him sits Lucille, all black silk and lacey sleeves - "You lost, baby?" Her welcoming words

are typical of the South..

Reader Henry Goodman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

In Tuscaloosa, map-gazing, Paul Theroux meets Lucille - 'You lost, baby?'.

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Paul Theroux's account of his car journeys through America's southern states

is timely, and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

2. In Greensboro he meets the impressive Rev. Eugene Lyles, aged 79, who has

his own church, his own barber shop and runs the local diner on Main Street.

So, time for a haircut, then some lunch..

Reader Henry Goodman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

In Greensboro, the author meets the Rev Eugene Lyles, who gives him a haircut.

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He meets Janet May of the Blue Shadows Bed and Breakfast, aka Miss Cotton Blossom 1949.

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Paul Theroux's account of his car journeys through America's southern states

is timely, and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

3. The author stays at the 'Blue Shadows Bed and Breakfast' in Greensboro,

and through its owner, Janet May, meets Randall Curb. And through Curb

he will then encounter the legendary Mary Ward Brown, short story

writer, aged 96.

Reader Henry Goodman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

032015090220150903 (R4)

Paul Theroux's account of his car journeys through America's southern states

is timely, and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

3. The author stays at the 'Blue Shadows Bed and Breakfast' in Greensboro,

and through its owner, Janet May, meets Randall Curb. And through Curb

he will then encounter the legendary Mary Ward Brown, short story

writer, aged 96.

Reader Henry Goodman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

He meets Janet May of the Blue Shadows Bed and Breakfast, aka Miss Cotton Blossom 1949.

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The author attends a lavish party in Aiken, then visits a deserted hovel in Allendale.

Paul Theroux's account of his car journeys across America's southern states is timely,

and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

4. At Aiken's steeplechase event he meets well-healed locals, mainly horse

people and cotton baron descendents. Then he visits a hovel, once inhabited

by Melvin Johnson, who has stories to tell..

Reader Henry Goodman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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The author takes to the back roads of Georgia and Alabama, which smell of sun-heated tar.

Paul Theroux's account of his car journeys across America's southern states

is timely, and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

5. He takes to the backroads of Georgia and Alabama, which smell of sun-heated tar.

The fields are full of cotton and the big rivers beckon..

Reader Henry Goodman

Producer Duncan Minshull.