|SS||01||Augustine De Villeblanche||19970714||By the Marquis de Sade, translated by Edward Marielle.|
The tale of a suitor who goes to extraordinary lengths to win the woman of his dreams.
With Charles Dance narrating as de Sade.
|SS||02||The Boy Spy||19970715||By Alphonse Daudet, read by Anton Lesser.|
It is the winter of 1870 and Paris is under siege during the Franco-Prussian war.
A childish bit of fun turns into tragedy when the story's young hero unwittingly acts as a spy for the Prussians.
|SS||03||Accursed House, The||19970716||By Emile Gaboriau, read by Alistair Mcgowan.|
The tenants of the Rue de la Victoire in Paris grow increasingly worried when their landlord mysteriously lowers their rent.
What is the reason behind this astonishing act of generosity?
|SS||04||Morning Glories||19970717||19970721||By Colette, translated by Matthew Ward, read by Greta Scacchi.|
Valentine's lover prefers her to be adorned and made-up rather than naked and natural, leading to some frank observations from Colette on a woman's fixation with personal appearance.
|SS||05 LAST||On Horseback||19970718||By Guy de Maupassant, translated by Mary Balairdie Green, read by Simon Russell Beale.|
Hector de Gribelin belongs to a dying breed of aristocrat who still thinks that appearance counts for everything.
He gets his comeuppance when he takes his family for a ride in the country.