Lido

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AR01To Brixton Beach20110607

by Stella Duffy.

Three stories that explore the most evocative experience of summer - outdoor swimming.

A mysterious swimmer spends all day in the pool at Brockwell Lido.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Stella Duffy is an award winning novelist, short story writer and playwright.

In addition to her writing work, Stella is an actor, comedian and improviser.

She has performed in Improbable Theatre's highly acclaimed Lifegame throughout Britain, off-Broadway in New York, and in Australia.

She has also recorded several plays and the sitcom Losers for BBC Radio 4.

AR01To Brixton Beach20110607

by Stella Duffy.

Three stories that explore the most evocative experience of summer - outdoor swimming.

A mysterious swimmer spends all day in the pool at Brockwell Lido.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Stella Duffy is an award winning novelist, short story writer and playwright.

In addition to her writing work, Stella is an actor, comedian and improviser.

She has performed in Improbable Theatre's highly acclaimed Lifegame throughout Britain, off-Broadway in New York, and in Australia.

She has also recorded several plays and the sitcom Losers for BBC Radio 4.

AR02Lido Lover20110608

by Michèle Roberts.

Three stories that explore the most evocative experience of summer - outdoor swimming.

An English woman finds a kind of fulfilment on the Venetian Lido.

Read by Joanna Tope.

Michèle Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House which won the WHSmith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Her memoir Paper Houses was BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week in June 2007.

She has also published poetry and short stories, most recently collected in Mud- stories of sex and love (2010).

She is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

By Michele Roberts.

AR02Lido Lover20110608

by Michèle Roberts.

Three stories that explore the most evocative experience of summer - outdoor swimming.

An English woman finds a kind of fulfilment on the Venetian Lido.

Read by Joanna Tope.

Michèle Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House which won the WHSmith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Her memoir Paper Houses was BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week in June 2007.

She has also published poetry and short stories, most recently collected in Mud- stories of sex and love (2010).

She is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

By Michele Roberts.

AR03 LASTThe Horizon Pool20110609

by Linda Cracknell.

Three stories that explore the most evocative experience of summer - outdoor swimming.

An unexpected swimming companion in the UK's northernmost outdoor pool - the Trinkie in Wick - may hold the key to recovery for a teenage boy.

Read by Finn den Hertog.

After winning the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition in 1998 Linda Cracknell's first collection, Life Drawing, was published, which was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award in 2001.

Her second collection, The Searching Glance, was published in 2008.

As well as fiction, Cracknell has written numerous radio plays and drama scripts, and teaches creative writing in workshops across Scotland and internationally.

In 2002 to 2005 she was writer-in-residence at Brownsbank Cottage near Biggar, the final home of Hugh MacDiarmid.

An unexpected companion holds the key to recovery for a teenage boy.

AR03 LASTThe Horizon Pool20110609

by Linda Cracknell.

Three stories that explore the most evocative experience of summer - outdoor swimming.

An unexpected swimming companion in the UK's northernmost outdoor pool - the Trinkie in Wick - may hold the key to recovery for a teenage boy.

Read by Finn den Hertog.

After winning the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition in 1998 Linda Cracknell's first collection, Life Drawing, was published, which was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award in 2001.

Her second collection, The Searching Glance, was published in 2008.

As well as fiction, Cracknell has written numerous radio plays and drama scripts, and teaches creative writing in workshops across Scotland and internationally.

In 2002 to 2005 she was writer-in-residence at Brownsbank Cottage near Biggar, the final home of Hugh MacDiarmid.

An unexpected companion holds the key to recovery for a teenage boy.