Bill Nighy reads from the novel by Justin Cartwright, about a family as they come to terms with the loss of a wife and mother.


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Now that his wife is dead and he has retired from his job as anchorman for a 24-hour news channel, David Cross is building a new life.
But his children are uncomfortable with his new image.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4
0220090707Ed and Lucy Cross are concerned about their newly-widowed and retired father.
He is too thin, and he has started going to the gym.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
0320090708David meets up with his old friend Robin, senior partner in the law firm where his son Ed now works, and receives some unsettling news.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
David meets up with his old friend Robin and receives some unsettling news.
0420090709David feels constrained by his house, now that he lives there alone, but his children still regard it as the family home.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
David feels constrained by his house, but his children still regard it as the family home.
0520090710Since her mother died and with her brother married and her father showing no sign of filling the breach, Lucy feels as if she has been cast adrift.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
Lucy feels as if she has been cast adrift since her mother died.
0620090713Ed becomes oppressed by his wife's longing for a child.
Abridged by Jane Marshall 
0720090714David is surprised when the woman with the dog from the Heath turns up on his doorstep, and the following morning he has much to reflect on.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
David is surprised when the woman with the dog from the Heath turns up on his doorstep.
0820090715When Lucy awakes she has a new man in her life.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
0920090716With her father in Africa with his brother, Lucy is comforted by Ed after a traumatic encounter with her ex-boyfriend.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
Lucy is comforted by Ed after a traumatic encounter with her ex-boyfriend.
10 LAST20090717Bill Nighy reads from the novel by Justin Cartwright about a family as they come to terms with the loss of a wife and mother.
David, camping with his brother in Africa and away from the constraints of his daily life, grapples with the thoughts that have been nagging him.
Abridged by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
David grapples with the thoughts that have been nagging him.

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