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01The Piano Teacher's Pupil20180528

Niamh Cusack reads William Trevor's poignant story of give and take.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

The quiet contentment of a music teacher is stirred by the arrival of a new pupil, for whom all will be forgiven.
Niamh Cusack reads William Trevor's gentle story of give and take.

'The Piano Teacher's Pupil' is the first of five stories from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published this week to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life, contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and distinctive voice.

Reader Niamh Cusack
Producer Di Speirs.

02An Idyll in Winter20180529

Hattie Morahan reads William Trevor's story of a life-lasting love.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

A cartographer returns to an isolated house on the moors where he once passed an idyllic summer tutoring, and reignites a life lasting love.

An Idyll in Winter is the second of five stories from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published this week to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and his distinctive voice.

Reader Hattie Morahan
Abridger Rowan Routh
Producer Di Speirs.

03The Crippled Man20180530

Dermot Crowley reads William Trevor's story about the end of patience.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

In a quiet farmhouse in rural Ireland a crippled man engages two painters, and a woman's patience is running out.

The Crippled Man is the third of five stories from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published this week to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and his distinctive voice.

Reader Dermot Crowley
Abridger Rowan Routh
Producer Di Speirs.

04Making Conversation20180531

Hattie Morahan reads William Trevor's tale of unrequited love and loss of nerve.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Hattie Morahan reads William Trevor's tale of unrequited love and loss of nerve.

Making Conversation is the fourth of five stories from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published this week to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and his distinctive voice.

Reader Hattie Morahan
Abridger Rowan Routh
Producer Di Speirs.

05Giotto's Angels20180601

For a man whose memory is not all it should be, art and beauty offer the most constant solace. Dermot Crowley reads a poignant story of deceit and comfort in the backstreets of Dublin.

Giotto's Angels is the last of five stories taken from William Trevor's final and posthumous collection, published this week to coincide with what would have been his 90th Birthday. Often described as the master of the short story, revered by his fellow writers and by his readers, these stories written in the last years of his life contain all his hallmarks; his piercing observation of human life, his humanity, his elegant prose and his distinctive voice.

Reader Dermot Crowley
Abridger Rowan Routh
Producer Di Speirs.