No And Me

Lou Bertignac is 13.

She has an IQ of 160 and a deep fear of standing in front of the class.

At home her father puts a brave face on things but cries in secret in the bathroom, while her mother rarely speaks and hardly ever leaves the house.

Lou seeks escape from this silent misery at the Gare d'Austerlitz, where she finds grand emotions in the smiles and tears of arrival and departure.

One day her life is changed irrevocably when she encounters No, a girl who lives on the streets of Paris.

Delphine de Vigan was born in 1966.

No and Me (2007) is her first novel to be published in English; it was a bestseller in France, where it was awarded the Prix des Libraires (The Booksellers' Prize) in 2008 - and also in Italy and Germany.

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

The producer is Rosalynd Ward.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

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0120100510
0120100510

Lou Bertignac is 13.

She has an IQ of 160 and a deep fear of standing in front of the class.

At home her father puts a brave face on things but cries in secret in the bathroom, while her mother rarely speaks and hardly ever leaves the house.

Lou seeks escape from this silent misery at the Gare d'Austerlitz, where she finds grand emotions in the smiles and tears of arrival and departure.

One day her life is changed irrevocably when she encounters No, a girl who lives on the streets of Paris.

Delphine de Vigan was born in 1966.

No and Me (2007) is her first novel to be published in English; it was a bestseller in France, where it was awarded the Prix des Libraires (The Booksellers' Prize) in 2008 - and also in Italy and Germany.

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

The producer is Rosalynd Ward.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

When Lou - 13 and with an IQ of 160 - meets the homeless No, her life changes irrevocably.

0120100510

Lou Bertignac is 13.

She has an IQ of 160 and a deep fear of standing in front of the class.

At home her father puts a brave face on things but cries in secret in the bathroom, while her mother rarely speaks and hardly ever leaves the house.

Lou seeks escape from this silent misery at the Gare d'Austerlitz, where she finds grand emotions in the smiles and tears of arrival and departure.

One day her life is changed irrevocably when she encounters No, a girl who lives on the streets of Paris.

Delphine de Vigan was born in 1966.

No and Me (2007) is her first novel to be published in English; it was a bestseller in France, where it was awarded the Prix des Libraires (The Booksellers' Prize) in 2008 - and also in Italy and Germany.

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

The producer is Rosalynd Ward.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

When Lou - 13 and with an IQ of 160 - meets the homeless No, her life changes irrevocably.

0220100511
0220100511

Lou returns to Gare d'Austerlitz in search of No, 18 years old and homeless.

0220100511

Lou returns to Gare d'Austerlitz in search of No, 18 years old and homeless.

0320100512
0320100512

Lou tries to enlist No's help with her class presentation.

0320100512

Lou tries to enlist No's help with her class presentation.

0420100513
0420100513

While Lou makes her presentation to the class, No goes missing.

0420100513

While Lou makes her presentation to the class, No goes missing.

0520100514
0520100514

Lou makes a bold proposition to her parents.

0520100514

Lou makes a bold proposition to her parents.

0620100517
0620100517

13-year-old Lou has developed an unlikely friendship with a homeless young woman called No.

Lou's parents have agreed to meet No with a view to taking her in.

But No is in a bad way.

Emerald O'Hanrahan reads from this tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0620100517

13-year-old Lou has developed an unlikely friendship with a homeless young woman called No.

Lou's parents have agreed to meet No with a view to taking her in.

But No is in a bad way.

Emerald O'Hanrahan reads from this tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0720100518
0720100518

The arrival of No in the Bertignac household has had a surprising effect on Lou's mother.

Emerald O'Hanrahan reads from this tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0720100518

The arrival of No in the Bertignac household has had a surprising effect on Lou's mother.

Emerald O'Hanrahan reads from this tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0820100519
0820100519

No asks Lou to come with her to find her mother.

Emerald O'Hanrahan reads from this tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0820100519

No asks Lou to come with her to find her mother.

Emerald O'Hanrahan reads from this tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0920100520
0920100520

After Lou's father asks No to move out, Lou and Lucas look after her in secret.

Emerald O'Hanrahan reads from this tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

0920100520

After Lou's father asks No to move out, Lou and Lucas look after her in secret.

Emerald O'Hanrahan reads from this tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

1020100527

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It's decision time for Lou and No.

Emerald O'Hanrahan concludes the tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

10 LAST20100521

It's decision time for Lou and No.

Emerald O'Hanrahan concludes the tale of adolescence and homelessness, set in contemporary Paris.

Written by Delphine de Vigan

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

Read by Emerald O'Hanrahan

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.