|01||Glimmer Of Cold Brine||20070115|
Acclaimed Scottish writer Christopher Rush reads from his new memoirs - a vivid and richly poetic account of his post-war childhood in the small Fife fishing village of St Monans, where 'you could smell God on the air...
as surely as you could smell the herring'.
Abridged and produced by David Jackson Young.Christopher recalls his icy baptism and the terrifying figure of his mother's great-aunt Epp, 'who began my literary, religious and sex education, all rolled into one...'.
|02||Home From The Sea||20070116|
'He looked like a Spaniard, my grandfather, the midnight blue of his hair streaked with foam...'.
Recollections of the village eccentrics, including the Snailer, the Jockey, Kate the Kist and Bella Bonnysocks - plus 'the awful McCreevie, who drowned unwanted kittens...'.
|04||The Village Spade||20070118|
Young Christopher hears horror stories and philosophy from the gravedigger, Alec Fergusson: 'There's too much squeamishness about death these days, and not enough poetry...'.
|05 LAST||The King My Father||20070119|
Christopher describes his relationship with his drunken and abusive father; and discovers the power of the written word.