The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales by Kate Mosse

bookshelves: published-2013, radio-4x, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, spring-2015

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from March 14, 2014 to March 26, 2015

Description: “The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales” is a collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and each story explores the relationship between landscape and emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the collection that exemplify the redemption experienced by the various grief stricken men and women as they come to terms with their destiny.
Producer: Celia de Wolff
Made for 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

Episode 1: The Mistletoe Bride: The happiness of a young bride on her wedding day comes to a tragic and abrupt end. Read by Bryony Hannah.

Episode 2: On Harting Hill: A horrified man thinks he’s run over a young girl only to find all is not quite as it seems. Read by Robert Glenister.

Episode 3: Red Letter Day: A grief-stricken mother goes on a journey in search of peace. Read by Claire Skinner.

Episode 4: The House on the Hill: A young woman’s life is protected by the haunting walls of a house within a house. Read by Lily James.

Episode 5: The Revenant: An old man’s guilt will haunt him and not release him until the truth is told. Read by Charlotte Emmerson.

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