Darling Mouse, Precious Worm

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0120031208

Compiled by Derek Bowskill The passionate, turbulent correspondence between the writer Katherine Mansfield and her husband, John Middleton Murray.

Katherine is in Italy, trying to recover from TB.

She writes to her husband, back in London, and complains bitterly about her companion Ida Baker, nicknamed LM.

Katherine Mansfield....Kerry Fox John Middleton Murray....Michael Maloney Directed in Manchester by Polly Thomas.

0220031209

Murray tries to reassure Katherine that all will be well, she is losing heart daily.

She is elated when an Italian doctor visits and tells her she will recover from TB if she is careful.

Katherine Mansfield....Kerry Fox John Middleton Murray....Michael Maloney Directed in Manchester by Polly Thomas.

0320031210

Compiled by Derek Bowskill The passionate, turbulent correspondence between the writer Katherine Mansfield and her husband, John Middleton Murray.

3/5.

Murray is worried about money, while Katherine vents her spleen on her great rival, Virginia Woolf.

Katherine clings ferociously to Murray's promise that he will come to Italy for Christmas.

Katherine Mansfield....Kerry Fox John Middleton Murray....Michael Maloney Directed in Manchester by Polly Thomas.

0420031211

Compiled by Derek Bowskill.

The passionate, turbulent correspondence between the writer Katherine Mansfield and her husband, John Middleton Murray.

4/5.

Matters come to a head when Katherine sends Murray a poem, The New Husband, a desperate and vicious comment on his failings as a husband.

Katherine Mansfield....Kerry Fox John Middleton Murray....Michael Maloney

05 LAST20031212

Katherine regrets her unkindness to Murray and begs him not to travel to Italy.

He insists he must.

The programme closes with Katherine's longest and most beautiful letter, a profound soul searching and testament of love for Murray.

Katherine Mansfield....Kerry Fox John Middleton Murray....Michael Maloney