The Greatcoat

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0120120813

Helen Dunmore's new ghost story set after the Second World War. Read by Jasmine Hyde.

0120120813

1/5 A new ghost story from Helen Dunmore set during and after the Second World War, about the power of the past to imprint itself on the present, and possess it. In 1952, Isabel Carey and her husband Philip, a doctor, are beginning their married life together in a small flat in a Yorkshire town.

Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.

Reader: Jasmine Hyde

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

0220120814

Helen Dunmore's new ghost story set after the Second World War. Read by Jasmine Hyde.

0220120814

2/5 A new ghost story from Helen Dunmore set during and after the Second World War, about the power of the past to imprint itself on the present, and possess it. In 1952, newly-married Isabel Carey and her husband Philip come to live in a small town close to a wartime bomber station. One night, when Philip is out on call, Isabel finds an RAF officer's greatcoat in a cupboard, and spreads it on the bed to keep her warm. In the middle of her dreams, she hears a knocking on the window. When she gets out of bed and goes to look outside, there is an RAF officer wearing the greatcoat, mouthing her name. Isabel's quiet life is about to change in strange ways.

Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.

Reader: Jasmine Hyde

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

0320120815

Helen Dunmore's new ghost story set after the Second World War. Read by Jasmine Hyde.

0320120815

3/5 A new ghost story from Helen Dunmore set during and after the Second World War, about the power of the past to imprint itself on the present, and possess it. In 1952, newly-married Isabel Carey and her husband Philip come to live in a small town close to a wartime bomber station. One night, when Philip is out on call, Isabel finds an RAF officer's greatcoat in a cupboard, and spreads it on the bed to keep her warm. In the middle of her dreams, she hears a knocking on the window, and when she gets out of bed and goes to look outside, there is an RAF officer wearing the greatcoat, and mouthing her name. When he comes to her door the next day, she finds herself slipping into another world of sexual passion in which she and Alec, the RAF officer, know each other intimately, and outside the war is still going on.

Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.

Reader: Jasmine Hyde

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

0420120816

Helen Dunmore's new ghost story set after the Second World War. Read by Jasmine Hyde.

0420120816

4/5 A new ghost story from Helen Dunmore set during and after the Second World War, about the power of the past to imprint itself on the present, and possess it. In 1952, newly-married Isabel Carey and her husband Philip come to live in a small town close to a wartime bomber station. One night, when Philip is out on call, Isabel finds an RAF officer's greatcoat in a cupboard, and spreads it on the bed to keep her warm. In the middle of her dreams, she hears a knocking on the window, and outside is an RAF officer wearing the greatcoat, mouthing her name. When he comes to her door next day she finds herself slipping into another world, in which she and Alec, the RAF officer, know each other intimately, and the war is still going on outside. Alec takes her to the local airfield from which he flies a bomber in dangerous nightly raids over Germany, and it becomes clear that Isabel's hostile landlady knows more about what is going on, and what went on in the past, than she is willing to admit.

Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.

Reader: Jasmine Hyde

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

05 LAST20120817

Helen Dunmore's new ghost story set after the Second World War. Read by Jasmine Hyde.

05 LAST20120817

5/5 A new ghost story from Helen Dunmore set during and after the Second World War, about the power of the past to imprint itself on the present, and possess it. In 1952, newly-married Isabel Carey and her husband Philip come to live in a small town close to a wartime bomber station. One night, when Philip is out on call, Isabel finds an RAF officer's greatcoat in a cupboard, and spreads it on the bed to keep her warm. In the middle of her dreams, she hears a knocking on the window. Outside is an RAF officer wearing the greatcoat, and mouthing her name. When he comes to her door next day she finds herself slipping into another world, in which she and Alec, the RAF officer, know each other intimately, and the war is still going on outside. Alec takes her to the local airfield from which he flies a bomber in dangerous nightly raids over Germany. It becomes clear that Isabel's hostile landlady knows more about what is going on, and what went on in the past, than she is willing to admit. Secrets are revealed in a shattering conclusion as past and present collide.

Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.

Reader: Jasmine Hyde

Producer: Beth O'Dea.