|AR||01||The Other Madame Bovary||20060918|
Five specially commissioned monologues to mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary.
Each give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert's classic novel.
By Joanne Harris, read by Geraldine James.
Emma Bovary's mother-in-law looks back over her son's two disastrous marriages, revealing her opinions of his dead wives as she clears the attic of their possessions.
|AR||02||Not The Real Madame Bovary||20060919|
A 21st-century Emma has limitless credit, a beautiful home in the country, mixes with the social elite - and yet she is still unhappy.
By Michèle Roberts, read by Jo McInnes.
Emma's maid, Félicité, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress' ghost.
By Fay Weldon, read by Jane Slavin.
The plight of the plain daughter born to a beautiful mother is captured in exquisite detail as Emma's daughter, Berthe, recalls her childhood.
|AR||05 LAST||The Rebuke||20060922|
By Julian Barnes, read by Pat Kavanagh.
What if Emma lives beyond her years, then starts to think about the shortcomings of her creator?