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Series featuring new and classic stories from collections all currently available and in print.

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AR01Monday Diary *20080915

By Carys Davies, read by Stephen Meo.

Flipper is a teenager born without arms after his mother was prescribed drugs during her pregnancy.

He is best friends with the local boy whom all the girls fancy, so how is he to woo Angela?

AR02The Cane20080916

By Machado De Assis, translated by John Gledson.

Assis (1839 -1908) is an important figure in Brazilian literature.

His selected short stories have been recently translated and published in English.

Read by Ben Onwukwe

AR03The Far West *20080917

By Julian Maclaren-Ross.

The author was a hard-drinking literary denizen of Fitzrovia in the 40s and 50s.

Set in France, his story portrays the casual cruelty of small boys.

Read by Nigel Lindsay

AR04Flight Of Freedom *20080918

By Courttia Newland.

A failed drug-dealer spends his time hanging out on a London street corner near the tower block where he lives alone.

One day he develops a worryingly insistent itch, between the shoulder blades.

Read by Don Gilet.

AR05 LASTThe Way To Behave *20080919

By Elizabeth Baines.

Sisterhood amongst the community of social workers is a fine and noble concept.

When a husband's infidelity is involved, however, revenge is a long game.

Read by Lesley Sharp.