The Casino

Recently rediscovered by publisher Persephone Books, Margaret Bonham's, The Casino, is a beautifully crafted collection of short stories written in the 1940s.

The stories offer unsettling insights into the relationship between parent and child, where the point of view of the child is particularly sharply observed.

Episodes

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AR01The Horse2004062120050411
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Recently rediscovered by publisher Persephone Books, Margaret Bonham's, The Casino, is a beautifully crafted collection of short stories written in the 1940s.

The stories offer unsettling insights into the relationship between parent and child, where the point of view of the child is particularly sharply observed.Angela puts all her efforts into her homework while her mother hosts a small drinks party for her intellectual friends.

Angela is writing her essay on the horse while her mother entertains a number of her intellectual friends.

The guests decide to help Angela with her homework, but their suggestions find more favour with the mother than with the daughter.

A delightful reflection on one parent's expectations.

Angela puts all her efforts into her homework while her mother hosts a small drinks party.

Angela does her homework, and her mother entertains some intellectual friends.

Margaret Bonham's story read by Emma Fielding.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Angela does her homework, as her mother hosts a drinks party for some intellectual friends

Angela does her homework, as her mother hosts a drinks party for some intellectual friends. Read by Emma Fielding.

AR02Miss King2004062220050412
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A meditation on the art of giving.

Emma King takes issue with the views of Lin Young's mother, a malicious outcome ensues.

A penny is the source of much discord between Emma Bury and Milly Young.

Margaret Bonham's story read by Emma Fielding.

Read by Emma Fielding.

A penny is the source of much discord between Emma Bury and Milly Young. Read by Emma Fielding.

AR03The River2004062320050413
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is a source of passion for William and his three year old daughter Frankie.

When it floods, catastrophe follows.

Read by Emma Fielding.

A flood causes catastrophe for William and his young daughter Frankie.

Emma Fielding reads

Margaret Bonham's story read by Emma Fielding.

A flood causes catastrophe for river-loving William and his young daughter Frankie.

A flood causes catastrophe for river-loving William and his young daughter Frankie. Emma Fielding reads Margaret Bonham's story.

A flood causes catastrophe for water-loving William and his young daughter Frankie.

A flood causes catastrophe for water-loving William and his young daughter Frankie. Emma Fielding reads Margaret Bonham's story.

AR04The Two Mrs Reeds2004062420050414
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Two women with the same name convalesce in a maternity ward.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Margaret Bonham's story read by Emma Fielding.

The Two Mrs Reeds: Two women with the same name convalesce in a maternity ward.

Two women with the same name convalesce in a maternity ward. Read by Emma Fielding.

Two women with the same name convalesce in a maternity ward. Emma Fielding reads Margaret Bonham's story.

AR05 LASTThe Professor's Daughter2004062520050415
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Young Britta and her fearful imagination cause social embarrassment for Miss Jenner, in this story by Margaret Bonham.

Young Britta and her fearful imagination cause social embarrassment for Miss Jenner, in this short story by Margaret Bonham.

Four year old Britta and her fearful imagination are the cause of social embarrassment for Miss Jenner.

Young Britta and her fearful imagination cause embarrassment for Miss Jenner.

Margaret Bonham's story read by Emma Fielding.

Four year old Britta and her fearful imagination cause social embarrassment for Miss Jenner.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Four year old Britta and her fearful imagination cause social embarrassment for Miss Jenner. Read by Emma Fielding.