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TM20130824"It seemed he'd been waiting all his life for the knock at the door.."|In an extract from Sarah Quigley's novel, all eyes are on Dimitri Shostakovich.|He's sleepy, bumbling around the kitchen, trying to make his morning porridge.|A knock at the door has unsettled him, but that's the least of his concerns.|Where is his wife, Nina? What is happening in his city, Leningrad?|And what about the work he has to do?|Read by Carl Prekopp|Producer Duncan Minshull.