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01Washed Up And Back Home2016011830 years old and fleeing the excesses of her London life, Amy finds herself at home again.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

01Washed Up And Back Home2016011820160119 (R4)30 years old and fleeing the excesses of her London life, Amy finds herself at home again.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

03The Corncrake Wife20160120A job with the RSPB sees Amy scouring the islands nightly, listening for rare Corncrakes.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

03The Corncrake Wife2016012020160121 (R4)A job with the RSPB sees Amy scouring the islands nightly, listening for rare Corncrakes.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

04Rose Cottage20160121Amy has moved to tiny Papa Westray, one of the smallest inhabited Orkney islands.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

04Rose Cottage2016012120160122 (R4)Amy has moved to tiny Papa Westray, one of the smallest inhabited Orkney islands.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

05Personal Geology20160122Examining the fault lines bisecting her life, Amy questions why she became an alcoholic.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

05Personal Geology2016012220160123 (R4)Examining the fault lines bisecting her life, Amy questions why she became an alcoholic.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

01Washed Up And Back Home20160118Amy Liptrot's incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.

Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney. She was shaped by the wind-swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city. A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking. Her alcoholism exposed her to some terrifying situations and left her lost and lonely. At thirty she finds herself washed up back home in Orkney, and discovers that this place she once longed to escape is curative, its wildness and lore playing an essential part in her recovery from addiction.

Today: Amy finds herself washed up and back home.

Written by Amy Liptrot

Read by Tracy Wiles

Abridger: Sara Davies

Producer: Simon Richardson.

02Back From The Brink2016011920160120 (R4)Amy Liptrot's incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.

Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney. She was shaped by the wind-swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city. A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking. Her alcoholism exposed her to some terrifying situations and left her lost and lonely. At thirty she finds herself washed up back home in Orkney, and discovers that this place she once longed to escape is curative, its wildness and lore playing an essential part in her recovery from addiction.

Today: after hitting rock bottom in London Amy seeks treatment before the Orkney lambing season.

Written by Amy Liptrot

Read by Tracy Wiles

Abridger: Sara Davies

Producer: Simon Richardson.

After hitting rock bottom in London, Amy seeks treatment before the Orkney lambing season.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

03The Corncrake Wife20160120

Amy Liptrot's incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.

Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney. She was shaped by the wind-swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city. A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking. Her alcoholism exposed her to some terrifying situations and left her lost and lonely. At thirty she finds herself washed up back home in Orkney, and discovers that this place she once longed to escape is curative, its wildness and lore playing an essential part in her recovery from addiction.

Today: a job with the RSPB sees Amy scouring the islands nightly, listening for rare Corncrakes.

Written by Amy Liptrot

Read by Tracy Wiles

Abridger: Sara Davies

Producer: Simon Richardson.

03The Corncrake Wife20160120Amy Liptrot's incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.

Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney. She was shaped by the wind-swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city. A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking. Her alcoholism exposed her to some terrifying situations and left her lost and lonely. At thirty she finds herself washed up back home in Orkney, and discovers that this place she once longed to escape is curative, its wildness and lore playing an essential part in her recovery from addiction.

Today: a job with the RSPB sees Amy scouring the islands nightly, listening for rare Corncrakes.

Written by Amy Liptrot

Read by Tracy Wiles

Abridger: Sara Davies

Producer: Simon Richardson.

04Rose Cottage20160121Amy Liptrot's incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.

Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney. She was shaped by the wind-swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city. A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking. Her alcoholism exposed her to some terrifying situations and left her lost and lonely. At thirty she finds herself washed up back home in Orkney, and discovers that this place she once longed to escape is curative, its wildness and lore playing an essential part in her recovery from addiction.

Today: Amy has moved to tiny Pappa Westray, one of the smallest inhabited Orkney islands.

Written by Amy Liptrot

Read by Tracy Wiles

Abridger: Sara Davies

Producer: Simon Richardson.

05Personal Geology20160122Amy Liptrot's incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.

Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney. She was shaped by the wind-swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city. A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking. Her alcoholism exposed her to some terrifying situations and left her lost and lonely. At thirty she finds herself washed up back home in Orkney, and discovers that this place she once longed to escape is curative, its wildness and lore playing an essential part in her recovery from addiction.

Today: examining the fault lines bisecting her life, Amy questions why she became an alcoholic.

Written by Amy Liptrot

Read by Tracy Wiles

Abridger: Sara Davies

Producer: Simon Richardson.