Love And Summer

Dermot Crowley reads from the novel by William Trevor about a brief summer love affair in the rural west of Ireland.

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01*20090831

In the little town of Rathmoye, Miss Connulty has had years to mourn the youth she never had, and the brief happiness sundered from her.

Now, watching from her boarding house, she observes a nascent friendship between Ellie Dillahan, child of an institution, and the newly-arrived Florian Kilderry, a dark-haired young photographer.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

A funeral and a beginning.

02*20090901

Ellie Dillahan, child of an institution, married too young to a good man haunted by a moment's misjudgement, has been disturbed by the arrival of a dark-haired young photographer in Rathmoye.

While for Florian Kilderry, the child of exiles, about to go into exile himself, the girl on the bicycle might offer a moment's friendship and the chance to forget.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

A chance encounter stirs a heart.

03*20090902

For Ellie Dillahan, the arrival of Florian Kilderry in Rathmoye has opened up a whole new world.

For Florian, about to leave behind all he knows and the crumbling house in which he has always lived, the girl in the blue dress offers a summer's friendship and a chance to forget the love of his life.

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As Miss Connulty observes the nascent friendship between Ellie and Florian, the memory of her own tragedy stirs in her anew.

Meanwhile, in the streets of Rathmoye, Florian and Ellie meet again.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Miss Connulty remembers her own tragedy, while in Rathmoye, Florian and Ellie meet again.

05*20090904

Watching from her boarding house, Miss Connulty has observed Ellie and Florian's tentative friendship, conjuring within it a reflection of her own youthful tragedy.

For Ellie, the quiet pattern of her life with Dillahan offers no solace and little distraction.

06*20090907

While Miss Connulty plots to avert unbridled emotion, Florian and Ellie find a meeting place far from her gaze, at the Lisquin gate-lodge, whose avenue leads only to the razed ground where the big house once stood.

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The dog days of August and Florian Kilderry realises that there is less time left than he had imagined.

As he prepares to break his news to Ellie, he stumbles on a long-forgotten treasure, and a purpose for the rest of his life.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Florian Kilderry realises that there is less time left than he had imagined.

08*20090909

With little time left to them, Ellie comes to Shelhanagh House for the first time.

09*20090910

As Florian's departure date approaches, Ellie makes another journey to Shelhanagh, and Orpen Wren goes in search of someone in particular to hear his story.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

As Florian's departure date approaches, Ellie makes another journey to Shelhanagh.

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10 LAST*20090911

Passive in the face of Ellie's determination, Florian has offered her the chance to come with him to Scandinavia.

Now Ellie must weigh the damage and make her choice.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

Ellie must weigh the damage and decide whether or not to go with Florian to Scandinavia.