Jane Gardam Stories

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Episodes

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01The Great, Grand, Soap-water Kick20150302 (BBC7)
20150303 (BBC7)

A tramp, unused to speaking, describes the occasional ritual of taking a bath.

A tramp, unused to speaking, describes the occasional ritual of taking a bath. Remarkable story read by Paul Copley.

When this volume of short stories was published in May 2014 , Christobel Kent in the Guardian described how it is Gardam's gift -

''for showing us what a place of wonders is the world and the hearts that dwell in it, that endows this collection with a dangerous and formidable energy, richer and more concentrated than any novel. She gives us miracle heaped upon miracle, and insists that they should each one be handled with care.'.

02Stone Trees20150303 (BBC7)
20150304 (BBC7)

A widow grieving for her recently dead husband spends an afternoon with some old friends.

A widow grieving for her recently dead husband spends an afternoon with some old friends. Read by Sylvestra le Touzel.

03Grace20150304 (BBC7)
20150305 (BBC7)

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck.

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck. Unlikely mysteries and miracles, read by Paul Copley.

04Missing The Midnight20150305 (BBC7)
20150306 (BBC7)

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home.

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home for Christmas. Read by Sylvestra le Touzel.

05Miss Mistletoe20150306 (BBC7)
20150307 (BBC7)

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year Miss Mistletoe doesn't join them. Read by Rachel Atkins.

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year she doesn't join them.