A Gathering Light

By Jennifer Donnelly, Abridged by Penny Leicester; Jennifer Donnelly's debut novel is the winner of this year's Cilip Carnegie Medal.

In 1996 the body of a drowned woman is found in Big Moose Lake.

Read by Vicki Simon.

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By Jennifer Donnelly, Abridged by Penny Leicester; Jennifer Donnelly's debut novel is the winner of this year's Cilip Carnegie Medal.

In 1996 the body of a drowned woman is found in Big Moose Lake.

Read by Vicki Simon.As the story behind Grace Brown's death unfolds, 17 year old Mattie Gokey must choose between her desire to be a writer and the excitement of a first romance.

It's 1906 in upstate New York.

A body is found in a lake, and young Mattie's life is changed forever.

Read by Vicki Simon.

New York, 1906.

It's 1906 in upstate New York. A body is found in a lake, and young Mattie's life is changed forever. Read by Vicki Simon.

022004081020111001 (BBC7)
20140104 (BBC7)

As the story behind Grace Brown's death unfolds, 17 year old Mattie Gokey is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, and her heart races when Royal Loomis gives her a ride home.

The early 1900s: Mattie is embroiled in a mysterious death, having been given the chance of a lifetime.

Read by Vicki Simon.

Mattie is embroiled in a mysterious death, having been given the chance of a lifetime.

The early 1900s, and Mattie is embroiled in a mysterious death, having been given the chance of a lifetime. Read by Vicki Simon.

032004081120111008 (BBC7)
20140111 (BBC7)

Mattie is unsettled as the mysterious circumstances of Grace Brown's death begin to emerge.

Mattie shares a boat with Royal and discovers Miss Wilcox's library.

But will she destroy Grace's letters? Read by Vicki Simon.

Mattie discovers Miss Wilcox's library.

But will she destroy Grace's letters?

Mattie shares a boat with Royal and discovers Miss Wilcox's library. But will she destroy Grace's letters? Read by Vicki Simon.

042004081220111015 (BBC7)
20140118 (BBC7)

Mattie is astonished by revelations about her teacher.

There are revelations regarding Miss Wilcox and the late Grace Brown, and Mattie receives a proposal.

Read by Vicki Simon.

Revelations regarding Miss Wilcox and the late Grace Brown, and Mattie receives a proposal

There are revelations regarding Miss Wilcox and the late Grace Brown, and Mattie receives a proposal. Read by Vicki Simon.

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20140125 (BBC7)

The riddle of Grace Brown's death is solved, and Mattie makes her choice.

Will she stay or will she go? Mattie reads Grace's last letter and receives some news from Miss Wilcox.

Read by Vicki Simon.

Mattie reads Grace's last letter and receives some news from Miss Wilcox.

Will she stay or will she go? Mattie reads Grace's last letter and receives some news from Miss Wilcox. And Royal awaits. Read by Vicki Simon.