We Have Always Lived In The Castle

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0120160229Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods - until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers.

If you haven't read We Have Always Lived In The Castle you are missing out."" Neil Gaiman.

Her greatest book...at once whimsical and harrowing."" Donna Tartt.

A masterpiece of Gothic suspense."" Joyce Carol Oates.

Shirley Jackson, who died 50 years ago, was perhaps best known for her short story, The Lottery, and her novel, The Haunting Of Hill House, twice filmed and thought to be the last word in haunted-house tales. Her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years. She has influenced such writers as Stephen King and Nigel Kneale.

Reader: Bryony Hannah

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Until the murders, there were seven Blackwoods on the family estate. Now there are three.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0220160301Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods - until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers.

Episode Two:

The Blackwoods hold a tea party for Helen Clarke and her friend, Mrs Wright. But conversation takes a dark turn, much to Helen's dismay and Merricat's delight.

If you haven't read We Have Always Lived In The Castle you are missing out."" Neil Gaiman.

Her greatest book...at once whimsical and harrowing."" Donna Tartt.

A masterpiece of Gothic suspense."" Joyce Carol Oates.

Shirley Jackson, who died 50 years ago, was perhaps best known for her short story, The Lottery, and her novel, The Haunting Of Hill House, twice filmed and thought to be the last word in haunted-house tales. Her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years. She has influenced such writers as Stephen King and Nigel Kneale.

Reader: Bryony Hannah

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

The Blackwoods hold a tea party. But conversation takes a dark turn.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0320160302Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods - until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers.Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods - until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers.

Episode Three:

A stranger comes to the house. Merricat fears that everything will change for the worse, unless she takes command of the situation.

If you haven't read We Have Always Lived In The Castle you are missing out."" Neil Gaiman.

Her greatest book...at once whimsical and harrowing."" Donna Tartt.

A masterpiece of Gothic suspense."" Joyce Carol Oates.

Shirley Jackson, who died 50 years ago, was perhaps best known for her short story, The Lottery, and her novel, The Haunting Of Hill House, twice filmed and thought to be the last word in haunted-house tales. Her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years. She has influenced such writers as Stephen King and Nigel Kneale.

Reader: Bryony Hannah

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

Episode Two:

The Blackwoods hold a tea party for Helen Clarke and her friend, Mrs Wright. But conversation takes a dark turn, much to Helen's dismay and Merricat's delight.

A stranger comes to the house, bringing with him change.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0420160303Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods - until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers.

Episode Four:

Merricat tries to extinguish Cousin Charles, with dire consequences.

If you haven't read We Have Always Lived In The Castle you are missing out."" Neil Gaiman.

Her greatest book...at once whimsical and harrowing."" Donna Tartt.

A masterpiece of Gothic suspense."" Joyce Carol Oates.

Shirley Jackson, who died 50 years ago, was perhaps best known for her short story, The Lottery, and her novel, The Haunting Of Hill House, twice filmed and thought to be the last word in haunted-house tales. Her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years. She has influenced such writers as Stephen King and Nigel Kneale.

Reader: Bryony Hannah

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

05 LAST20160304Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods - until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers.

Episode Five:

The fire at the Blackwoods' house draws the villagers, a vengeful mob.

If you haven't read We Have Always Lived In The Castle you are missing out."" Neil Gaiman.

Her greatest book...at once whimsical and harrowing."" Donna Tartt.

A masterpiece of Gothic suspense."" Joyce Carol Oates.

Shirley Jackson, who died 50 years ago, was perhaps best known for her short story, The Lottery, and her novel, The Haunting Of Hill House, twice filmed and thought to be the last word in haunted-house tales. Her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years. She has influenced such writers as Stephen King and Nigel Kneale.

Reader: Bryony Hannah

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

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Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods — until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers.

“If you haven't read We Have Always Lived In The Castle you are missing out.” Neil Gaiman.

“Her greatest book…at once whimsical and harrowing.” Donna Tartt.

“A masterpiece of Gothic suspense.” Joyce Carol Oates.

Shirley Jackson, who died in 1965, was perhaps best known for her short story, The Lottery, and her novel, The Haunting Of Hill House, twice filmed and thought to be the last word in haunted-house tales. Her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years. She's influenced such writers as Stephen King and Nigel Kneale.

Reader: Bryony Hannah
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2018

After a poisoning on the family estate, can Merricat protect her remaining relatives?