The Whole Story And Other Stories [Afternoon Reading]
The first of a week of readings from the new collection by Ali Smith, author of last years Booker-nominated novel, Hotel World.
|01||The Universal Story||20030505||20040405||Roxana Pope reads this multi-layered tale about - among many other things - a woman in a second hand bookshop, a female housefly, and the successive owners of a 1974 Penguin edition of The Great Gatsby Produced by David Jackson Young|
|02||Gothic||20030506||A disenchanted bookshop assistant describes some of her less savoury customers.|
Read by Gerda Stevenson
|03||May. Part 1||20030507||20040406||' I tell you.|
I fell in love with a tree.
I couldn't not.
It was in blossom.' Read by Emma Currie
|04||May, Part 2||20030508||20040407||'You sit beside me on the couch and you tell me you are planning to move the tree into our house.' Kirk Bage reads the concluding part of a tale of unusual romantic obsession.|
|05 LAST||The Shortlist Season||20030509||20040408||Visiting a gallery, a man realises that art is bad for his health.|
Read by Simon Tait