Light Of Evening

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0120061113

By Edna O'brien, abridged by Neville Teller.

Read by Tina Kellegher.Dilly's admission to hospital triggers an avalanche of memories and a reappraisal of a life.

0220061114

In hospital for tests, Dilly's mind wanders back to when she left home for America as a girl, and the terrible sea-voyage travelling in steerage class.

0320061115

In Brooklyn, Dilly gets her first job as maid to wealthy Irish Americans.

She becomes firm friends with a Swedish girl named Solveig.

0420061116

Dismissed from her first job as a maid by a jealous mistress in Brooklyn, Dilly moves to Ma Sullivan's, where she meets Gabriel.

052006111720101217 (BBC7)

In her hospital bed, Dilly recalls her untimely return to Ireland and her slide into marriage to Cornelius.

But it is her daughter Eleanora who now most concerns her.

Dilly recalls returning to Ireland and sliding into marriage, but her daughter now most concerns her.

Read by Tina Kellegher.

Dilly recalls returning to Ireland and sliding into marriage.

062006112020101220 (BBC7)

Dilly's daughter Eleanora has begun a fledgling literary career, but her husband finds her ambition a threat to their marriage.

The literary ambitions of Dilly's daughter, Eleanora leaves her jealous husband feeling threatened.

Read by Tina Kellegher.

The literary ambitions of Eleanora leaves her jealous husband feeling threatened.

072006112120101221 (BBC7)

Eleanora's marriage to Herman is all but over, but her mother, Dilly expresses her fierce disapproval.

Read by Tina Kellegher.

Eleanora's marriage to Herman is all but over, but her mother Dilly expresses disapproval.

082006112220101222 (BBC7)

Bedridden Dilly yearns for a visit from her daughter Eleanora, whom she wishes to make the beneficiary of her will.

Bed-bound Dilly remembers a broken engagement - and yearns for a visit from her daughter Eleanora.

Read by Tina Kellegher.

Bed-bound Dilly remembers a broken engagement.

092006112320101223 (BBC7)

Abandoned by Eleanora, the ailing Dilly determines to quit the hospital and see to the changing of her will herself.

Abandoned by daughter Eleanora, ailing Dilly wants to quit the hospital and see to changing her will.

Read by Tina Kellegher.

Abandoned by daughter Eleanora, ailing Dilly wants to quit the hospital.

10 LAST2006112420101224 (BBC7)

At Dilly's funeral, Eleanora realises that her mother must have read her unforgiving journal.

Is it now too late to make her peace?

Eleanora realises her mother Dilly must have discovered her secret.

Is it too late to make her peace? Read by Tina Kellegher.