A Snow Garden and Other Stories by Rachel Joyce

bookshelves: published-2015, radio-4, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, winter-20152016, dec-2015-free-for-all

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from December 10 to 31, 2015

 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06s8bsg

Description: Rachel Joyce’s new collection “A Snow Garden and Other Stories” glides through the festive season with interlinked stories which delight and surprise. From an unexpected birth at an airport full of stranded travellers, a famous son wanting to escape the madness for a normal family dinner, to a divorced father’s wish to give his two little boys the one thing they really want, a white Christmas. Five stories as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be.

1/5: A Faraway Smell of Lemon

2/5: A Snow Garden

3/5: I’ll be Home for Christmas

4/5: Christmas Day at the Airport

5/5: Trees

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into 34 languages.

She is the award-winning writer of over 30 original afternoon plays and classic adaptations for BBC Radio 4.

Read by ….. Rachel Joyce
Produced & Directed by ….. Gemma McMullan.

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