Ada grows up in the Jewish pogroms of the Ukraine and falls in love with a rich cousin.
The Dogs and The Wolves Episode 1/5
by Irene Nemirovsky, tranlsated by Sandra Smith
Dramatised by Ellen Dryden
Ada Sinner grows up in the poor Jewish pogroms of the Ukraine in the early 20c. When her Aunt Raisia and cousins come to live with her and her father, she feels more alone than ever. But then Ada discovers another cousin, the rich and distant, Harry Sinner, and a life long passion and love for Harry begins.
Nemirovsky (narrator)....Anna Francolini
Young Ada Sinner - Sydney Wade
Young Ben Sinner - Elis Hollins
Israel Sinner....Wil Tacey
Aunt Raissa....Olwen May
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris
The French title - Entre chien et loup, meaning twilight, the time when the light is too dim to distinguish a dog from a wolf. This is a novel about family, about fate, about the power of love and about money. Of the banking crash that precipitates her novel's final tragedy, Némirovsky writes with eerie resonance. This was Némirovsky's last published novel.