A week of stories about women on the road.
|01||Can't Beat It!||20050207||20070128||"I would never have come to the desert if I'd known that Cecilia would turn into a gibbering loon with an eating disorder," claims Marcie, who is travelling across America with her friend in a blue convertible automatic.|
The highlight of their journey is a Jack Kerouac lookalike competition which brings Marcie face to face with the man of her dreams.
|02||Tofino||20050208||20070204||Poppy is 12, and finding travelling through the States and Canada with her mother and her mother's bossy, judgemental best friend rather a trial, particularly as they seem to be trying to re-enact some kind of Thelma and Louise escapade.|
But a whale-watching expedition off the coast of British Columbia is everything she hoped for and more.
|03||Lady Chatterley's Chicken||20050209||20070211||By Louise Doughty.|
A tale of lust on the road in Latin America, as a woman first gives in to and then tries to escape the attentions of a persistent fellow traveller.
Their paths connect fatally with the life of a young Indian man.
Read by Louise Doughty and Arran Glass.
|04||It Is July, Now||20050210||20070218||By Kathy PageInto the chill of a Balkan winter a visitor arrives from the West to challenge Piret's frozen heart.|
Read by Barbara Kellermann
|05 LAST||A Spectacular View||20050211||20070225||By Kate Pullinger.|
When Linda leans too far over the parapet at the Alhambra in Granada and her glasses fall and smash hundreds of feet below her, she finds out just how frightening a place can be when you can't see what's coming.
Read by Jenny Coverack