The House On Paradise Street

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0120120416

1/10 Sofka Zinovieff's novel explores the long and tragic legacy of the Greek Civil War through a gripping story set in contemporary Athens. When Maud's Greek husband Nikitas dies in a mysterious car crash, Maud becomes curious about his family's troubled past. His mother, Antigone, now lives in Moscow, estranged from the family for nearly sixty years after abandoning her young son. Antigone has never been back to Greece, but now Maud needs to let her exiled mother-in-law know that her son is dead. Abridged by Sarah LeFanu

Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach

Producer: Sara Davies.

When her Greek husband dies in a car crash, Maud becomes curious about his family's past.

0220120417

2/10 Sofka Zinovieff's novel about an Englishwoman's quest to find out the origins of the bitter feud that has split her dead husband's family is set in contemporary Athens, but takes us back to the tragic events of the Greek Civil War in the 1940s. When Maud's husband Nikitas is killed in a mysterious car crash, his aunt Alexandra tells Maud she should contact his mother Antigone in Moscow. Antigone left Greece nearly sixty years ago, leaving Nikitas behind, and has never returned. Now she makes a momentous decision: she will go back for her son's funeral.

Abridged by Sarah LeFanu

Read by Ann Beach and Lucy Briers

Producer: Sara Davies.

Antigone decides to come to Greece for son Nikitas's funeral, after nearly 60 years away.

0320120418

Sofka Zinovieff's novel is set in contemporary Athens, but the story it tells takes us back to the bitter political divisions of post-war Greece. After Maud's Greek husband Nikitas dies in a mysterious car crash, she makes contact with his mother, Antigone, who has been living in exile in Moscow for nearly sixty years after abandoning Nikitas as a baby. Maud knows Nikitas has been researching the years of the Greek Civil War, and is becoming curious to know more about his family's troubled history.

Abridged by Sarah LeFanu.

Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach

Producer: Sara Davies.

Maud is becoming curious to know more about her husband's family's troubled history.

0420120419

Sofka Zinovieff's novel is set in contemporary Athens, but the story it tells goes back to the bitter political divisions of the Greek Civil War. When Maud's Greek husband Nikitas dies in a mysterious car crash, his mother Antigone returns from Moscow, where she has been living in exile for nearly sixty years after abandoning Nikitas as a small child. Maud has become anxious to know more about her husband's troubled family history, and has decided that Antigone holds the key.

Abridged by Sarah LeFanu

Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach

Producer: Sara Davies.

Maud has decided that Antigone holds the key.

0520120420

Sofka Zinovieff's novel is set in contemporary Athens, but its story goes back to the bitter political divisions in post-war Greece. When Maud's Greek husband, Nikitas, is killed in a car crash, his mother Antigone decides to go back to Athens after nearly sixty years of exile in Moscow. As she and Maud begin to warm to each other, she opens up to Maud about the events of the Nazi occupation that lay at the heart of the family's troubled history.

Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach

Producer: Sara Davies.

Antigone opens up to Maud about the events of the Nazi occupation.

0620120423

Sofka Zinovieff's novel about an Englishwoman's quest to find out the origins of the bitter feud that has split her dead husband's family is set in contemporary Athens, but takes us back to the tragic events of the Greek Civil War in the 1940s. When Nikitas is killed in a mysterious car crash, his English widow Maud meets for the first time his mother Antigone, who has returned from Russia after sixty years' of exile from Athens. Antigone is slowly beginning to reveal to Maud the events which broke her family apart.

Abridged by Sarah LeFanu

Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach

Producer: Sara Davies.

Antigone is slowly beginning to reveal to Maud the events that broke her family apart.

0720120424

Sofka Zinovieff's novel about an Englishwoman's quest to find out the origins of the bitter feud that has split her dead husband's family is set in contemporary Athens, but takes us back to the tragic events of the Greek Civil War in the 1940s. It's been three weeks since Maud's husband Nikitas died in a mysterious car crash, and Maud has started to hear from his mother Antigone the story of what happened in the civil war that tore the country apart in the 1940s. Meanwhile, Maud's children are involved in the most recent political protests in Athens.

Abridged by Sarah LeFanu

Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach

Producer: Sara Davies.

Maud has started to hear from Antigone the story of what happened in the civil war.

0820120425

Sofka Zinovieff's novel about an Englishwoman's quest to find out the origins of the bitter feud that has split her dead husband's family is set in contemporary Athens, but takes us back to the tragic events of the Greek Civil War in the 1940s. Maud feels that the explanation for her husband Nikitas' death in a mysterious car crash lies in his family's troubled past. Nikiats' mother Antigone has returned to Athens after sixty years' exile in Russia, and has begun to reveal to Maud the reasons for her long exile and the enmity between her and her sister Alexandria.

Abridged by Sarah LeFanu

Reader: Ann Beach.

Antigone begins to reveal to Maud the reasons for her long exile.

0920120426

Sofka Zinovieff's novel about an Englishwoman's quest to find out the origins of the bitter feud that has split her dead husband's family is set in contemporary Athens, but takes us back to the tragic events of the Greek Civil War in the 1940s. Maud's mother-in-law Antigone has told her about her experiences with the Greek Communist partisans after the war and the charge of treason that led to her long exile in Russia. meanwhile, Maud's children have become caught up in the violence that it sweeping Athens as protests against the government mount.

Abridged by Sarah LeFanu

Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach

Producer: Sara Davies.

Antigone tells Maud about her experiences with the Greek Communist partisans after the war.

10 LAST20120427

Sofka Zinovieff's novel about an Englishwoman's quest to find out the origins of the bitter feud that has split her dead husband's family is set in contemporary Athens, but takes us back to the tragic events of the Greek Civil War in the 1940s. Maud's mother-in-law Antigone has told Maud about the imprisonment and trial that led to her long exile in Russia, and Maud is beginning to understand just how deep the rift in her husband's family has been. Meanwhile Maud's daughter Tig has been hurt in a demonstration in Athens, and is only just out of hospital in time for Nikitas' forty-day memorial. As a visitor from England joins the family to mourn, Antigone has one final secret to reveal.

Abridged by Sarah LeFanu

Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach

Producer: Sara Davies.

Antigone has told Maud about the imprisonment and trial that led to her exile in Russia.