My Mother's House

Episodes

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0119990329

By Colette, abridged in five parts by Catherine Lockerbie.

The doyenne of French literature recalls the sights, sounds and smells from her childhood in rural France, when her mother was the centre of her world.

Read by Janet Suzman (1/5).

0219990330

Janet Suzman reads Colette's memoir (2/5).

Colette remembers what her father taught her of politics, and her mother of animals.

0319990331

Janet Suzman reads Colette's memoir (3/5).

The young Colette is caught up in her family's traditions and ceremonies concerning marriage and childbirth.

0419990401

Janet Suzman reads Colette's memoir (4/5).

Colette recalls her family's pet dog, Toutouque, and her mother's ambivalent views on religion.

05 LAST19990402

Janet Suzman concludes her reading of Colette's memoir.

Colette remembers her mother's defiant encounters with ageing and death.