Poste Restante

A week of stories by leading travel writers on the theme of Poste Restante, the international system which allows travellers' letters to be held until collected at a designated post office.

Episodes

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20040919"

A week of stories by leading travel writers on the theme of Poste Restante, the international system which allows travellers' letters to be held until collected at a designated post office.

1/5. The Mombasa Mail Flag

By Sara Wheeler

McDonnell, an ex-patriot farmer in Kenya, dreams of finally impressing his statesman father.

Read by Rupert Graves.

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Then News."

20041003"

Stories by leading travel writers on the theme of Poste Restante, the international system which allows travellers' letters to be held until collected at a designated post office.

3/5. The Prime of Joyce Emily Hammond

By Charlotte Hobson

A young runaway longs for a letter from her inspirational teacher as she waits in the blazing Sevillian sun.

Read by Vicki Liddelle.

Then News."

20041010"

A week of stories by leading travel writers on the theme of Poste Restante, the international system which allows travellers' letters to be held until collected at a designated post office.

4/5. Casablanca

By Jason Webster

An Englishman journeys through North Africa. While seeking the Moorish legacy, he comes to strike a bargain with a mysterious bookseller.

Read by Nick Underwood.

Then News."

20041017"

A week of stories by leading travel writers on the theme of Poste Restante, the international system which allows travellers' letters to be held until collected at a designated post office.

5/5

Star Stuff and Nail Parings, by Jenny Diski.

Daphne has inadvertently become a travel writer after years of writing fiction. She comes up with an unusual new way

of touring the world.

Read by Lindsay Duncan

Then News"

AR01The Mombasa Mail Flag2004012620040919by Sara Wheeler McDonnell.

An ex-patriot farmer in KENYA, dreams of finally impressing his statesman father.

Read by Rupert Graves.

"by Sara Wheeler McDonnell.

Read by Rupert Graves."

AR02Letters From The Rich Cradle2004012720040926by Louisa Waugh.

When Nancy moves to a village in Mongolia, it is the letters from her boyfriend in AFRICA that sustain her.

Read by Tamara Kennedy

"by Louisa Waugh.

Read by Tamara Kennedy"

AR03The Prime Of Joyce Emily Hammond2004012820041003by Charlotte Hobson.

A young runaway longs for a letter from her inspirational teacher as she waits in the blazing Sevillian sun.

Read by Vicki Liddelle.

Read by Vicki Liddelle

AR04Casablanca2004012920041010by Jason Webster.

An ENGLISHman journeys through North AFRICA.

While seeking the Moorish legacy, he comes to strike a bargain with a mysterious bookseller.

Read by Nick Underwood

"by Jason Webster.

Read by Nick Underwood."

Read by Nick Underwood"

AR05 LASTStar Stuff And Nail Parings2004013020041017by Jenny Diski.

Daphne has inadvertently become a travel writer after years of writing fiction.

She comes up with an unusual new way of touring the world.

Read by Lindsay Duncan.

by Jenny Diski.

Read by Lindsay Duncan