A Little More Love In The Afternoon

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AR01Chitting2010071320111202
20100713 (BBC7)
20140916 (BBC7)
20140917 (BBC7)

By Elizabeth Buchan.

Read by Melody Grove.

Twelve-year-old Edie is not happy.

Her mum's going away for a week which means she has to go to her grandmother's house after school.

Worse still, she'll have to eat her gran's cooking (stew, with boiled carrots! White fish with cabbage!).

Needless to say, her grandmother's none too happy to have the company of a "sulky young miss".

As the week passes, slowly, the pair learn to make the best of a bad situation.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

A young girl discovers a different side to her stern grandmother.

Series in which leading romantic novelists write short stories inspired by the four word brief: Love in the Afternoon.

"Chitting" by Elizabeth Buchan.

Elizabeth Buchan is the author of ten novels, including the bestselling and prize-winning "Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman", "That Certain Age" and "The Second Wife".

She is a past winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

She lives in London with her husband and children.

By Elizabeth Buchan. A young girl discovers a different side to her stern grandmother.

By Elizabeth Buchan.

Read by Melody Grove.

Twelve-year-old Edie is not happy. Her mum's going away for a week which means she has to go to her grandmother's house after school. Worse still, she'll have to eat her gran's cooking (stew, with boiled carrots! White fish with cabbage!). Needless to say, her grandmother's none too happy to have the company of a "sulky young miss". As the week passes, slowly, the pair learn to make the best of a bad situation.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

AR02The Gift2010071420140917 (BBC7)
20140918 (BBC7)

Series in which leading romantic novelists write short stories inspired by the four word brief : Love in the Afternoon.

"The Gift" by Santa Montefiore.

Read by Aoife McMahon.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Cara confronts long buried memories when she learns that an old flame is seriously ill in hospital.

Flying out to be by his bedside in Buenos Aires, she makes a decision that will impact on both their futures.

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University.

Her novel "The Italian Matchmaker" was nominated for this year's Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their children, Lily and Sasha.

By Santa Montefiore.

Cara attends the sick bed of the man who broke her teenaged heart.

By Santa Montefiore. Cara attends the sick bed of the man who broke her teenaged heart.

"The Gift" by Santa Montefiore.

Cara confronts long buried memories when she learns that an old flame is seriously ill in hospital. Flying out to be by his bedside in Buenos Aires, she makes a decision that will impact on both their futures.

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. Her novel "The Italian Matchmaker" was nominated for this year's Romantic Novel of the Year Award. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their children, Lily and Sasha.

AR03 LASTThursdays2010071520111216
20140918 (BBC7)
20140919 (BBC7)

Written by Adele Parks.

Read by Francesca Dymond.

As she celebrates her thirty-first birthday eating left-over shepherd's pie in the company of her whining young children and disinterested husband, Ginny longs to find a way to make her life thrilling again.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

By Adele Parks.

A young wife seeks escape from her domestic responsibilities.

Series in which leading romantic novelists write short stories inspired by the four word brief: Love in the Afternoon.

"Thursdays" by Adele Parks.

Celebrating her thirty-first birthday eating shepherd's pie in the company of her whining young children and disinterested husband, Ginny longs to find a way to make her life thrilling again.

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel, "Playing Away", in 2000.

She has gone on to publish nine novels in nine years, all of which have been top ten bestsellers.

Since 2006, she has been an official spokeswoman for World Book Day.

She spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005, when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son.

A single friend's advice leads Ginny to make a startling decision.

By Adele Parks. A single friend's advice causes married Ginny to make a startling decision