The Snow And The Works On The Northern Line By Ruth Thomas

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0120210111Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

1/10: A skating accident and a chance encounter with an old adversary turn Sybil’s world upside down

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

0220210112Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

2/10:
Helen drops a bombshell, and Sybil’s ready to try anything to heal her broken heart.

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

0320210113Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

3/10:
Sybil hopes for consolation from poetry, but her confidence takes a blow when she realises Helen has betrayed her twice over.

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

0420210114Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

4/10:
Late one night, Sybil finally finds something to inspire her homework for the poetry class.

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

0520210115Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

5/10:
As Sybil nurses her broken heart, she is no nearer meeting her looming deadline at work.

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

0620210118Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

6/10:
Sybil is regretting signing up for the poetry class, and worrying that she’s losing touch with reality.

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

0720210119Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

7/10 :
Sybil’s visit to the North Brixton Library brings a surprise meeting with the maker of origami frogs.

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

0820210120Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

8/10:
Helen’s exciting new marketing initiatives at the Institute can’t be ignored, however hard Sybil tries.

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

0920210121Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

9/10:
Sybil gets the evidence she has been hoping for to prove Helen’s professional deceit.

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.

1020210122Twenty-six year-old Sybil is happy enough with her job cataloguing fossils and archaeological finds in an institute of prehistoric studies, and contentedly in love with her boyfriend Simon, whose artisanal spelt pasta makes up for his inexplicable love of camping and the outdoors. But her world is turned upside down when she has an accident and an unwelcome encounter with her glamorous, assertive former university tutor at Streatham Ice Rink. Things become much worse when she learns that Helen is now Chair of the Trustees at the Institute; before long Sybil can’t ignore the growing evidence of just how far Helen is prepared to go to fulfil her career ambitions. As Sybil tries to find solace for her broken heart, revenge becomes the main thing on her mind.

10/10:
Sybil confronts Helen and ends up in hospital, but there’s a silver lining in this particular cloud.

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line is Ruth Thomas’s third novel. She’s published three short story collections and her prizes include the John Llewellyn Rhys Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the VS Pritchett Prize.

Ell Potter is an actor, writer, comedian and and award-winning narrator who was named an Audible ‘breakout star’ whilst still at Drama School. She co-created the hit stage shows ‘Hotter’ and ‘Fitter’, and this year co-wrote and starred in the podcast drama ‘Lem N Ginge’.

Reader: Ell Potter
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, heart-tugging story of betrayal and revenge.

Ell Potter reads Ruth Thomas's funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.