Cries Of London


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A pair of historical tales set in the heart of the capital.

On Apollonian Shores

London in the 1830s. Matthew Hathersedge first attempt to drown himself was an embarrassing failure. This time - following some very, very bad reviews for his latest volume of poetry - he is determined to leave nothing to chance.

Katy Darby studied English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford and took her MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where she won the David Higham Award. Her first novel, 'The Unpierced Heart' was published in 2012. She teaches creative writing at City University and co-runs the monthly live fiction event Liars' League. 'Cries Of London' are her first stories for BBC Radio 4. Katy lives in London.

Reader: David Bamber

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

By Katy Darby. After some very bad reviews, a poet tries to drown himself.