The Post Office Girl

Emma Gregory reads Stefan Zweig's reworking of the Cinderella story, set in post-First World War Austria.

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01*20090406

Christine, who once enjoyed a comfortable middle-class existence, finds herself reduced to poverty and forced to work as a low-ranking official in the local post office.

Then one day, out of the blue, a telegram arrives from her rich American aunt.

02*20090407

A silk dress, a new hairstyle and make-up transform poor, shy Christine into a beautiful, confident young woman.

A new life, full of possibilities, seems to beckon.

03*20090408

Christine's new-found happiness is ruined when a jealous rival spreads gossip, but she finds a friend in an unexpected quarter.

04*20090409

Christine and Ferdinand grow closer but their hopes and plans are constantly curtailed by a lack of money.

05 LAST*20090410

As their resources finally run out, Christine and Ferdinand are faced with two desperate choices.