Cheating At Canasta

William Trevor reads stories from his new collection.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

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AR01Folie A Deux2007082720080601
20111017 (BBC7)
20111018 (BBC7)
20120611 (BBC7)
20120612 (BBC7)

William Trevor reads stories from his new collection.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.A chance meeting in Paris revives powerful memories of a shared past and an act of folly on an Irish beach.

A chance meeting in Paris revives powerful memories of an act of folly on an Irish beach.

A chance meeting in Paris revives powerful memories of a shared past on an Irish beach.

Story collection read by William Trevor.

A chance meeting in Paris revives powerful memories of a shared past on an Irish beach. Story collection read by William Trevor.

AR02Cheating At Canasta2007082820080608
20111018 (BBC7)
20111019 (BBC7)
20120612 (BBC7)
20120613 (BBC7)

Mallory dines alone in a Venice restaurant, reluctantly keeping a promise.

As he wonders why he is there, he eavesdrops on the couple at the next table.

Mallory dines alone at a restaurant in Venice and eavesdrops on a couple at the next table

Mallory dines alone at a favourite restaurant in Venice and eavesdrops on the couple at the next table.

Read by William Trevor.

Mallory dines alone at a favourite restaurant in Venice and eavesdrops on the couple at the next table. Read by William Trevor.

AR03Old Flame2007082920080615
20111019 (BBC7)
20111020 (BBC7)
20120613 (BBC7)
20120614 (BBC7)

Zoe's marriage has been haunted by Audrey, with whom her husband once had an affair, and also Grace.

But Grace is now dead.

Zoe's marriage is haunted by Audrey, and by Grace - who's dead.

William Trevor reads stories from his new collection.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Zoe's marriage has been haunted by Audrey, with whom her husband once had an affair, and also Grace. But Grace is now dead.

AR04The Children2007083020080622
20111020 (BBC7)
20111021 (BBC7)
20120614 (BBC7)
20120615 (BBC7)

As her father plans to remarry, Connie fights to honour an equally important love.

As her father plans to remarry, Connie fights to honour a love as important as her father's new one.

Read by William Trevor.

As her father plans to remarry, Connie fights to honour a love as important as her father's new one. Read by William Trevor.

AR05 LASTThe Dressmaker's Child2007083120080629
20111021 (BBC7)
20111022 (BBC7)
20120615 (BBC7)
20120616 (BBC7)

Cahal's plan to make a quick profit from a gullible young couple backfires spectacularly.

Cahal's plans to dupe a gullible young couple backfire tragically.

Read by the author, William Trevor.

Cahal's plans to dupe a gullible young couple backfire tragically. Read by the author, William Trevor.