Learning To Talk

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01King Billy Is A Gentleman:20030707

By Hilary Mantel. Young Theresa, growing up in a northern village in the 1960s, is on the verge of the first upheaval of her life.

01King Billy Is A Gentleman:20030707

By Hilary Mantel. Young Theresa, growing up in a northern village in the 1960s, is on the verge of the first upheaval of her life.

02Curved Is The Line Of Beauty20030708

2/5. Curved Is The Line Of Beauty The second story from Hilary Mantel's collection, Learning To Talk. We are in the early 1960s, in a mill village in the north of England. Teresa is ten, and caught up in a family crisis. Some months ago, her father disappeared, and her mother has scandalised the community by moving in her lover, Jim, and giving birth to a new baby. The family, not surprisingly, has decided to move on. Narrator....Julia Ford Dad/Pianist....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Philip....Chris Overton Schoolmistress....Tina Gray

. Then News. / "The second story from Hilary Mantel's collection, Learning To Talk. We are in the early 1960s, in a mill village in the north of England. Teresa is ten, and caught up in a family crisis. Some months ago, her father disappeared, and her mother has scandalised the community by moving in her lover, Jim, and giving birth to a new baby. The family, not surprisingly, has decided to move on. Narrator....Julia Ford Dad/Pianist....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Philip....Chris Overton Schoolmistress....Tina Gray ".

02Curved Is The Line Of Beauty20030708

2/5. Curved Is The Line Of Beauty The second story from Hilary Mantel's collection, Learning To Talk. We are in the early 1960s, in a mill village in the north of England. Teresa is ten, and caught up in a family crisis. Some months ago, her father disappeared, and her mother has scandalised the community by moving in her lover, Jim, and giving birth to a new baby. The family, not surprisingly, has decided to move on. Narrator....Julia Ford Dad/Pianist....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Philip....Chris Overton Schoolmistress....Tina Gray

. Then News. / "The second story from Hilary Mantel's collection, Learning To Talk. We are in the early 1960s, in a mill village in the north of England. Teresa is ten, and caught up in a family crisis. Some months ago, her father disappeared, and her mother has scandalised the community by moving in her lover, Jim, and giving birth to a new baby. The family, not surprisingly, has decided to move on. Narrator....Julia Ford Dad/Pianist....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Philip....Chris Overton Schoolmistress....Tina Gray ".

03Destroyed20030709

Theresa McBride, at eleven, has been transplanted from the harsh mill village where she was born, to a prosperous Cheshire town. Towing Theresa and her small brother along, her mother has run off with Jim Miller, a stalwart plumber upon whom she is imposing the rules of upward mobility. Theresa is still mourning her louche, vanished, piano-playing father, but she is about to be consoled by her best-ever Christmas present. Narrator....Julia Ford Dad/Pianist....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Peter George....Chris Overton Schoolmistress....Tina Gray.

03Destroyed20030709

Theresa McBride, at eleven, has been transplanted from the harsh mill village where she was born, to a prosperous Cheshire town. Towing Theresa and her small brother along, her mother has run off with Jim Miller, a stalwart plumber upon whom she is imposing the rules of upward mobility. Theresa is still mourning her louche, vanished, piano-playing father, but she is about to be consoled by her best-ever Christmas present. Narrator....Julia Ford Dad/Pianist....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Peter George....Chris Overton Schoolmistress....Tina Gray.

04Learning To Talk20030710

The third story from Hilary Mantel's collection of short stories.

Teresa Miller, brought up in a northern mill village, is now in her teens, still mourning the loss of her blues-playing father, who disappeared when she was ten.

With a new father, in a new town, she tentatively feels her way towards adult life.

Adult Teresa/Narrator....Julia Ford Dad/Pianist/Drama Examiner....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Peter George....Chris Overton Miss Webster....Elizabeth Spriggs.

04Learning To Talk20030710

The third story from Hilary Mantel's collection of short stories.

Teresa Miller, brought up in a northern mill village, is now in her teens, still mourning the loss of her blues-playing father, who disappeared when she was ten.

With a new father, in a new town, she tentatively feels her way towards adult life.

Adult Teresa/Narrator....Julia Ford Dad/Pianist/Drama Examiner....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Peter George....Chris Overton Miss Webster....Elizabeth Spriggs.

05 LASTThird Floor Rising20030711

The final story sees Theresa, in a part time job as a sales assistant, join her mother and observe her carve out a stylish new identity in a department store. From there Theresa moves into adulthood at last. Adult Theresa/Narrator....Julia Ford Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Dad/Pianist....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Customer/Sales Lady....Tina Gray

05 LASTThird Floor Rising20030711

The final story sees Theresa, in a part time job as a sales assistant, join her mother and observe her carve out a stylish new identity in a department store. From there Theresa moves into adulthood at last. Adult Theresa/Narrator....Julia Ford Young Treezer....Hollie Wilson Dad/Pianist....David Shaw-Parker Jim....Paul Copley Mum....Becky Hindley Customer/Sales Lady....Tina Gray.