Notwithstanding - Stories From An English Village

Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis De Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

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01Mrs Griffiths And The Carol Singers2009112320131216 (BBC7)

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Louis De Bernieres' book of linked stories about a fictional Surrey village.

02The Auspicious Meeting2009112420131217 (BBC7)

A chance meeting in a country lane brings together two keen but lonely musicians.

When they are joined by a visiting genealogist with a bassoon, the Famous Notwithstanding Wind Quartet is well on its way to formation.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

An auspicious meeting in a country lane brings together two keen but lonely musicians.

A chance meeting in a country lane brings together two keen but lonely musicians. When they are joined by a visiting genealogist with a bassoon, the Famous Notwithstanding Wind Quartet is well on its way to formation.

03The Happy Death Of The General2009112520131218 (BBC7)

Although he has dressed himself carefully, as always, for his shopping trip into town, there is one thing the General has forgotten.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

There is one thing the General has forgotten for his shopping trip into town.

04Rabbit2009112620091126 (BBC7)
20131219 (BBC7)

The major, his wife and Leafy Barkwell have a heartbreaking encounter on an evening walk.

Abridged by Sara Davies

05 LASTThe Broken Heart2009112720131220 (BBC7)

When Obadiah Oak sells up and moves away from Notwithstanding, he leaves his heart behind.

Abridged by Sara Davies.