Leap Year Tales

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1Aw Wrong20120224

Three stories that mark the 2012 Leap Year.

'Aw Wrong' by Laura Marney.

Facing the imminent birth of their first child, a couple take steps to try to influence the course of nature.

Read by Gabriel Quigley.

Produced by Patricia Hitchcock

Laura Marney is a writer of fiction and drama. She is the author of four novels: 'No Wonder I Take a Drink', Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby', 'Only Strange People go to Church' and most recently, 'My Best Friend has Issues'. She is currently working on a new novel provisionally entitled 'Snorkelling in a Burkha'.

. By Laura Marney. Expecting their first child, a couple take steps to influence nature.

01Aw Wrong20120224

Three stories that mark the 2012 Leap Year.

'Aw Wrong' by Laura Marney.

Facing the imminent birth of their first child, a couple take steps to try to influence the course of nature.

Read by Gabriel Quigley.

Produced by Patricia Hitchcock

Laura Marney is a writer of fiction and drama. She is the author of four novels: 'No Wonder I Take a Drink', Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby', 'Only Strange People go to Church' and most recently, 'My Best Friend has Issues'. She is currently working on a new novel provisionally entitled 'Snorkelling in a Burkha'.

By Laura Marney. Expecting their first child, a couple take steps to influence nature.

01Aw Wrong20120224

Three stories that mark the 2012 Leap Year.

'Aw Wrong' by Laura Marney.

Facing the imminent birth of their first child, a couple take steps to try to influence the course of nature.

Read by Gabriel Quigley.

Produced by Patricia Hitchcock

Laura Marney is a writer of fiction and drama. She is the author of four novels: 'No Wonder I Take a Drink', Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby', 'Only Strange People go to Church' and most recently, 'My Best Friend has Issues'. She is currently working on a new novel provisionally entitled 'Snorkelling in a Burkha'.

By Laura Marney. Expecting their first child, a couple take steps to influence nature.

2February Alone20120302

Three stories to mark the Leap Year.

'February Alone' by Ruth Thomas.

An intended romantic lunch goes strangely awry. Will a gift of lingerie help save the hour?

Read by Melody Grove.

Produced by Patricia Hitchcock.

Ruth Thomas is the author of three short story collections and a novel. Her first collection, 'Sea Monster Tattoo', was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Award and her novel, 'Things to Make and Mend' was winner of Good Housekeeping's 'Most Entertaining Read' Award. She has also received a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and has had work shortlisted for the VS Pritchett Prize. Her second novel is due out next year and she is also at work on a new short story collection.

. A romantic lunch goes strangely awry. Will a gift of lingerie help save the hour?

02February Alone20120302

Three stories to mark the Leap Year.

'February Alone' by Ruth Thomas.

An intended romantic lunch goes strangely awry. Will a gift of lingerie help save the hour?

Read by Melody Grove.

Produced by Patricia Hitchcock.

Ruth Thomas is the author of three short story collections and a novel. Her first collection, 'Sea Monster Tattoo', was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Award and her novel, 'Things to Make and Mend' was winner of Good Housekeeping's 'Most Entertaining Read' Award. She has also received a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and has had work shortlisted for the VS Pritchett Prize. Her second novel is due out next year and she is also at work on a new short story collection.

A romantic lunch goes strangely awry. Will a gift of lingerie help save the hour?

02February Alone20120302

Three stories to mark the Leap Year.

'February Alone' by Ruth Thomas.

An intended romantic lunch goes strangely awry. Will a gift of lingerie help save the hour?

Read by Melody Grove.

Produced by Patricia Hitchcock.

Ruth Thomas is the author of three short story collections and a novel. Her first collection, 'Sea Monster Tattoo', was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Award and her novel, 'Things to Make and Mend' was winner of Good Housekeeping's 'Most Entertaining Read' Award. She has also received a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and has had work shortlisted for the VS Pritchett Prize. Her second novel is due out next year and she is also at work on a new short story collection.

A romantic lunch goes strangely awry. Will a gift of lingerie help save the hour?

03 LASTExcepting February20120309

Three stories to mark the Leap Year.

'Excepting February' by Alan Spence.

February's extra day threatens to cause technical meltdown in Scotland's granite city, but meanwhile may give love another chance for one man.

Read by John Buick.

Produced by Patricia Hitchcock

Alan Spence is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer. His awards include the McVitie Prize (Scottish Writer of the Year). He is Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen where he also founded and directed the annual WORD Festival from 1999-2011. His most recent novel, 'The Pure Land', was translated into 19 languages. His latest book is 'Morning Glory', a poetry collection with illustrations by Elizabeth Blackadder.

By Alan Spence. February's extra day threatens to cause technical meltdown.

03 LASTExcepting February20120309

Three stories to mark the Leap Year.

'Excepting February' by Alan Spence.

February's extra day threatens to cause technical meltdown in Scotland's granite city, but meanwhile may give love another chance for one man.

Read by John Buick.

Produced by Patricia Hitchcock

Alan Spence is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer. His awards include the McVitie Prize (Scottish Writer of the Year). He is Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen where he also founded and directed the annual WORD Festival from 1999-2011. His most recent novel, 'The Pure Land', was translated into 19 languages. His latest book is 'Morning Glory', a poetry collection with illustrations by Elizabeth Blackadder.

By Alan Spence. February's extra day threatens to cause technical meltdown.

3 LASTExcepting February20120309

Three stories to mark the Leap Year.

'Excepting February' by Alan Spence.

February's extra day threatens to cause technical meltdown in Scotland's granite city, but meanwhile may give love another chance for one man.

Read by John Buick.

Produced by Patricia Hitchcock

Alan Spence is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer. His awards include the McVitie Prize (Scottish Writer of the Year). He is Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen where he also founded and directed the annual WORD Festival from 1999-2011. His most recent novel, 'The Pure Land', was translated into 19 languages. His latest book is 'Morning Glory', a poetry collection with illustrations by Elizabeth Blackadder.

. By Alan Spence. February's extra day threatens to cause technical meltdown.