Rose Tremain Short Stories

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A tale of public and private anguish, based around the Battle of Agincourt.

A tale of public and private anguish, based around the Battle of Agincourt. Trevor Nicholls reads Rose Tremain's short story.

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The poignant portrait of McCreedy's forty-sixth birthday celebration.

Read by Dermot Crowley.

Dermot Crowley reads

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A retired architect recounts his life with his wife and how he almost lost her. Read by Harry Towb.

A retired architect recounts his life with his wife and how he almost lost her.

Read by Harry Towb.

Short story read by Harry Towb.

by Rose Tremain.

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

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A tale of Spanish dancing, a boy with stunted growth, and a girder in a pier pavilion.

A woman's tale of Spanish dancing, a young boy with stunted growth, and a girder in a pier pavilion. Read by Siriol Jenkins.

A woman's tale of Spanish dancing, a young boy with stunted growth, and a girder in a pier pavilion.

Read by Siriol Jenkins.

This tale connects a growth hormone, a young innocent and a girder in a pier pavilion.

This brief tale connects a sinister growth hormone, a young innocent and a girder in a pier pavilion.

by Rose Tremain.

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

Susan grows to love her adoptive brother John-Jin, but finds out the hard way that some destinations are not to be wished for.

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60 years ago Frank's romantic hopes were dashed on a New York quayside.

Will he now confront the past?

Read by Dermot Crowley.

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A strange transformation brings attention and tragedy to a trailer park mother.

Read by Debora Weston.

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A man's friendship with a penguin helps him come to terms with a friend's death.

A man's friendship with a penguin helps him come to terms with a friend's death many years ago.

Read by Oliver Ford Davies.

New Stories By Rose Tremain

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John's birthday is coming up, so why isn't he excited about the big meal at Spiros' place?

John's birthday is coming up, so why isn't he excited about the big meal at Spiros' place? Short story read by Jim Norton.

Written by Rose Tremain, read by Jim Norton.

John McCreedy is in a loveless marriage and living far from his Irish home.

What will he do on his birthday?

Of all Macready's family, only Kate really loves him.

But will even she put up with his drunken rant at a family meal?

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The reflections of John Sparrow and his son Bob, who ponders life during a trip to London.

The reflections of dying farmer John Sparrow and his son Bob, who ponders life during a trip to London. Read by Maggie Steed.

The reflections of dying farmer John Sparrow, and his son Bob.

The reflections of farmer John Sparrow and his son Bob.

Short story read by Maggie Steed.

Maggie Steed reads Rose Tremain's short story about a dying farmer and his son; produced by Duncan Minshull.