Madame Bovary Speaks

Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary.

Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

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20060918Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

1/5. The Other Madame Bovary

By Joanne Harris, read by Geraldine James.

Emma Bovary's mother-in-law looks back over her son's two disastrous marriages, revealing her opinions of his dead wives as she clears the attic of their possessions.

Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

1/5. The Other Madame Bovary

By Joanne Harris, read by Geraldine James.

Emma Bovary's mother-in-law looks back over her son's two disastrous marriages, revealing her opinions of his dead wives as she clears the attic of their possessions.

"Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

1/5. The Other Madame Bovary

By Joanne Harris, read by Geraldine James.

Emma Bovary's mother-in-law looks back over her son's two disastrous marriages, revealing her opinions of his dead wives as she clears the attic of their possessions."

20060919Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

2/5. Not the Real Madame Bovary

By Adam Thorpe, read by Emma Fielding.

A 21st-century Emma has limitless credit, a beautiful home in the country, mixes with the social elite - and yet she is still unhappy.

Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

2/5. Not the Real Madame Bovary

By Adam Thorpe, read by Emma Fielding.

A 21st-century Emma has limitless credit, a beautiful home in the country, mixes with the social elite - and yet she is still unhappy.

"Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

2/5. Not the Real Madame Bovary

By Adam Thorpe, read by Emma Fielding.

A 21st-century Emma has limitless credit, a beautiful home in the country, mixes with the social elite - and yet she is still unhappy."

20060920Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

3/5. F退licit退's Story

By Michèle Roberts, read by Jo McInnes.

Emma's maid, F退licit退, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress' ghost.

Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

3/5. F退licit退's Story

By Michèle Roberts, read by Jo McInnes.

Emma's maid, F退licit退, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress' ghost.

"Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

3/5. F退licit退's Story

By Michèle Roberts, read by Jo McInnes.

Emma's maid, F退licit退, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress' ghost."

"Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

3/5. F退licit退's Story

By Michèle Roberts, read by Jo McInnes.

Emma's maid, F退licit退, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress' ghost."

20060921Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

4/5. Unrequited Love

By Fay Weldon, read by Jane Slavin.

The plight of the plain daughter born to a beautiful mother is captured in exquisite detail as Emma's daughter, Berthe, recalls her childhood.

Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

4/5. Unrequited Love

By Fay Weldon, read by Jane Slavin.

The plight of the plain daughter born to a beautiful mother is captured in exquisite detail as Emma's daughter, Berthe, recalls her childhood.

"Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

4/5. Unrequited Love

By Fay Weldon, read by Jane Slavin.

The plight of the plain daughter born to a beautiful mother is captured in exquisite detail as Emma's daughter, Berthe, recalls her childhood."

20060922Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

5/5. The Rebuke

By Julian Barnes, read by Pat Kavanagh.

What if Emma lives beyond her years, then starts to think about the shortcomings of her creator?

Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

5/5. The Rebuke

By Julian Barnes, read by Pat Kavanagh.

What if Emma lives beyond her years, then starts to think about the shortcomings of her creator?

"Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary. Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.

5/5. The Rebuke

By Julian Barnes, read by Pat Kavanagh.

What if Emma lives beyond her years, then starts to think about the shortcomings of her creator?"

AR01The Other Madame Bovary20060918By Joanne Harris, read by Geraldine James.

Emma Bovary's mother-in-law looks back over her son's two disastrous marriages, revealing her opinions of his dead wives as she clears the attic of their possessions.

"By Joanne Harris, read by Geraldine James.

Emma Bovary's mother-in-law looks back over her son's two disastrous marriages, revealing her opinions of his dead wives as she clears the attic of their possessions."

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By Joanne Harris, read by Geraldine James.

Emma Bovary's mother-in-law looks back over her son's two disastrous marriages, revealing her opinions of his dead wives as she clears the attic of their possessions."

AR02Not The Real Madame Bovary20060919By Adam Thorpe, read by Emma Fielding.

A 21st-century Emma has limitless credit, a beautiful home in the country, mixes with the social elite - and yet she is still unhappy.

"By Adam Thorpe, read by Emma Fielding.

A 21st-century Emma has limitless credit, a beautiful home in the country, mixes with the social elite - and yet she is still unhappy."

"

By Adam Thorpe, read by Emma Fielding.

A 21st-century Emma has limitless credit, a beautiful home in the country, mixes with the social elite - and yet she is still unhappy."

AR03F退licit退's Story20060920"By Michèle Roberts, read by Jo McInnes.

Emma's maid, F退licit退, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress' ghost."

AR03F退licit退's Story20060920By Michèle Roberts, read by Jo McInnes.

Emma's maid, F退licit退, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress' ghost.

"By Michèle Roberts, read by Jo McInnes.

Emma's maid, F退licit退, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress' ghost."

"

By Michèle Roberts, read by Jo McInnes.

Emma's maid, F退licit退, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress' ghost."

AR04Unrequited Love20060921By Fay Weldon, read by Jane Slavin.

The plight of the plain daughter born to a beautiful mother is captured in exquisite detail as Emma's daughter, Berthe, recalls her childhood.

"By Fay Weldon, read by Jane Slavin.

The plight of the plain daughter born to a beautiful mother is captured in exquisite detail as Emma's daughter, Berthe, recalls her childhood."

"

By Fay Weldon, read by Jane Slavin.

The plight of the plain daughter born to a beautiful mother is captured in exquisite detail as Emma's daughter, Berthe, recalls her childhood."

AR05 LASTThe Rebuke20060922By Julian Barnes, read by Pat Kavanagh.

What if Emma lives beyond her years, then starts to think about the shortcomings of her creator?

"By Julian Barnes, read by Pat Kavanagh.

What if Emma lives beyond her years, then starts to think about the shortcomings of her creator?"