'Mother was tall and willowy and had a smile that made other people smile too and a laugh that caused strangers to look up with pleasure...If you were square and solid and without colour and grace it was sometimes easy to hate Mother.'
On the eve of her 16th birthday, a teenager contends with her perfect mother’s looks and outlook.
Stella McCusker reads Maeve Binchey’s short story.
Produced at BBC Northern Ireland by Eoin O'Callaghan.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1989.
On the eve of her 16th birthday, a teenager contends with her perfect mother.