Thinking Earth: An Abc Of The Night

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20050101

One third of a unique radio event linking Radio 4, Radio 3 and World Service which captures, in three distinctive programmes, a snapshot of the world in sound.

Inspired by the simplicity of children's ABC books, 26 tiny stories about the night are organised in alphabetical order from Australia to Zagreb.

A kaleidoscopic mixture of fiction and real-life stories skipping from the flying foxes of Brisbane to night-time bakers in Teheran via the Dickensian streets of modern day London and skinny-dipping in the phosphorescent sea off Norway.

Contributors include Pavlica Bajsic, Dennis O'Driscoll, Nick Fisher, Israel Horovitz, Iiris Ingman, Joyce Moholoagae, Ibrat Jumaboyev, and Lawrence English.

Followed by News.