A Collection Of Bones

Five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie.

Episodes

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01Allergy2002011420110801 (BBC7)
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Caledonian creepiness, as Elspeth Davie spins a strange yarn of ovulatory revenge.

Caledonian creepiness, as Scottish writer Elspeth Davie spins a strange yarn of ovulatory revenge. Read by Edith Macarthur.

Caledonian creepiness, as Elspeth Davie spins a strange yarn of ovulatory revenge.

Caledonian creepiness, as Scottish writer Elspeth Davie spins a strange yarn of ovulatory revenge.

Read by Edith Macarthur.

Mrs MacLean is taken aback by her new lodger's violent aversion to one of her favourite foodstuffs - eggs.

02Swans2002011520110802 (BBC7)
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Elspeth Davie's melancholy tale of paint shop staff seeing mortality in a row of houses.

Scottish writer Elspeth Davie's melancholy tale of paint shop staff seeing mortality in a row of houses. Read by Edith Macarthur.

Scottish writer Elspeth Davie's melancholy tale of paint shop staff seeing mortality in a row of houses.

Read by Edith Macarthur.

02The Swans2002012120110802 (BBC7)
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Paint shop staff start seeing mortality in a row of houses. It has a melancholy effect.

Staff in a paint shop start seeing mortality in a row of houses. It has a melancholy effect on sales. Read by Edith MacArthur.

03A Field In Space2002011620110803 (BBC7)
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A story of 'the fields of the sky', and one expert whose speciality stuns a whole meeting.

An affecting story of 'the fields of the sky', and one expert whose speciality stuns a whole meeting. Read by Crawford Logan.

Elspeth Davie's affecting story of one expert whose specialism stuns a whole meeting.

Scottish writer Elspeth Davie's affecting story of one expert whose specialism stuns a whole meeting. Read by Crawford Logan

Scottish writer Elspeth Davie's affecting story of one expert whose specialism stuns a whole meeting.

Read by Crawford Logan.

04A Collection Of Bones2002011720110804 (BBC7)
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Troubling tale of a man with an obsessive hobby, and what happens when it comes to an end.

A troubling tale of a man with an obsessive hobby, and what happens when it suddenly comes to an end. Read by Crawford Logan.

A troubling tale of a man with an obsessive hobby and what happens when it comes to an end

Elspeth Davie's troubling tale of a man with an odd hobby, and how it omes to an end.

Scottish writer Elspeth Davie's troubling tale of a man with an odd hobby, and how it comes to an end.

Read by Crawford Logan.

Jenkinson's friends are bemused by his obsession with collecting wishbones.

05 LASTThe Eyelash2002011820110805 (BBC7)
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A humourous diversion into an evening meal, as a small matter turns into a big discussion.

A humourous diversion into an evening meal, ruined by a small matter which prompts a big discussion. Read by Edith MacArthur.

Scottish writer Elspeth Davie's humourous diversion into an evening meal, ruined by something small.

Read by Edith Macarthur.

Elspeth Davie's humourous diversion into an evening meal, ruined by something small.