A Good Impression

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By Morven Crumlish. Ali brings his fiancee Sophie to the Highlands to meet his family.

Ali takes the Glasgow train to a small Highland village and brings his new fiancee Sophie to meet his family. Sophie worries that they won't like her. Ali worries whether his eccentric mother and sister can be trusted to behave. Neither worry is unfounded.

Written by Morven Crumlish and read by Siobhan Redmond. One of three stories inspired by railway stations, each by a different writer.

Morven Crumlish's stories have been published and broadcast widely, including The Big The Beautiful Nanda Gray, which appeared in WORK: the Scotsman/Orange Short Story Collection, and You See Patterns When You Close Your Eyes, featured in Shorts 4: the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story collection. She has has also written for the Guardian; was a finalist in the 1998 Vogue Talent Contest for young writers and in 2004 she was awarded a New Writers Bursary from the Scottish Arts Council. Her work has featured in two previous Sweet Talk productions for BBC Radio 4: Loulou and Barbie and the Seven Deadly Sins appeared in 2005 and Dilemmas of Modern Martyrs - five of her stories in 2008. Morven lives in Edinburgh.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

By Morven Crumlish. Ali brings his fiancee Sophie to the Highlands to meet his family.

Ali takes the Glasgow train to a small Highland village and brings his new fiancee Sophie to meet his family. Sophie worries that they won't like her. Ali worries whether his eccentric mother and sister can be trusted to behave. Neither worry is unfounded.

Written by Morven Crumlish and read by Siobhan Redmond. One of three stories inspired by railway stations, each by a different writer.

Morven Crumlish's stories have been published and broadcast widely, including The Big The Beautiful Nanda Gray, which appeared in WORK: the Scotsman/Orange Short Story Collection, and You See Patterns When You Close Your Eyes, featured in Shorts 4: the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story collection. She has has also written for the Guardian; was a finalist in the 1998 Vogue Talent Contest for young writers and in 2004 she was awarded a New Writers Bursary from the Scottish Arts Council. Her work has featured in two previous Sweet Talk productions for BBC Radio 4: Loulou and Barbie and the Seven Deadly Sins appeared in 2005 and Dilemmas of Modern Martyrs - five of her stories in 2008. Morven lives in Edinburgh.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.