Five readings taken from Polly Samson's collection Perfect Lives, each linked by themes of imperfection, compromise and the joy of accepting life as it is.
4: The Rose Before the Vine, read by Claire Skinner
Rose and her daughter Anna have a long history of disappointing each other; and just as Anna seems to have turned a corner in her life, Rose has to give her some devastating news.
Abridged and produced by Christine Hall.
Rose and her daughter Anna have a long history of disappointing each other.