A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian

By Marina Lewycka.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.

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012005030720110704 (BBC7)
20130107 (BBC7)
20150105 (BBC7)
20150106 (BBC7)

By Marina Lewycka.

Abridged by Sally Marmion.A novel about emigrating, family history, sisterly rivalry, tractors - and the lure of a green satin brassiere.

'Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee'

Sian Thomas begins Marina Lweycka's witty and tender first novel about emigrating and immigration, family history and sisterly rivalry, tractors - and the lure of a green satin brassiere.

Marina Lewycka's tale of emigrating and immigration, sisterly rivalry - and the lure of a satin brassiere.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Marina Lewycka's tale of emigrating and immigration, plus sisterly rivalry.

Marina Lewycka's tale of emigrating and immigration, sisterly rivalry - and the lure of a satin brassiere. Read by Sian Thomas.

Tale of emigrating and immigration, sisterly rivalry and the lure of a satin brassiere.

Tale of emigrating and immigration, sisterly rivalry and the lure of a satin brassiere. Read by Sian Thomas.

022005030820110705 (BBC7)
20130108 (BBC7)
20150106 (BBC7)
20150107 (BBC7)

Despite the 48 years age difference, Nadia's widower father is determined to marry his new love, Valentina, thus rescuing her from a life of misery in their mutual homeland, the Ukraine.

Despite the 48-year age difference, Nadia's widower father is determined to marry his new love, Valentina.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Despite the 48-year age difference, Nadia's father is determined to marry his new love.

Despite the 48-year age difference, Nadia's widower father is determined to marry his new love, Valentina. Read by Sian Thomas.

032005030920110706 (BBC7)
20130109 (BBC7)
20150107 (BBC7)
20150108 (BBC7)

Nadia and Vera bury the hatchet and embark on plans to prevent their aged father marrying the voluptuous Valentina.

Nadia and Vera bury the hatchet to plot how to prevent their aged father marrying the voluptuous Valentina.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Nadia and Vera bury the hatchet to plot how to prevent their father marrying the Valentina

Nadia and Vera bury the hatchet to plot how to prevent their aged father marrying the voluptuous Valentina. Read by Sian Thomas.

Nadia and Vera bury the hatchet to plot how to prevent their father marrying Valentina.

Nadia and Vera bury the hatchet to plot how to prevent their aged father from marrying the voluptuous Valentina. Read by Sian Thomas.

042005031020110707 (BBC7)
20130110 (BBC7)
20150108 (BBC7)
20150109 (BBC7)

Valentina continues her conspicuous consumption as cracks in the months-old marriage begin to show.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Valentina continues her conspicuous consumption as cracks in the marriage begin to show.

Valentina continues her conspicuous consumption as cracks in the months-old marriage begin to show. Read by Sian Thomas.

052005031120110708 (BBC7)
20130111 (BBC7)
20150109 (BBC7)
20150110 (BBC7)

Everyone has a cunning plan, as this revealing portrait of a marriage of convenience shows.

Everyone has a cunning plan in Marina Lewycka's revealing portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Everyone has a cunning plan in Marina Lewycka's portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Everyone has a cunning plan in Marina Lewycka's revealing portrait of a marriage of convenience. Read by Sian Thomas

Father and his wife Valentina argue over her visa appeal, but everyone has a cunning plan.

Father and his young wife Valentina argue over her visa appeal, but everyone has a cunning plan. Read by Sian Thomas.

062005031420110711 (BBC7)
20130114 (BBC7)

As Vera and Nadia plot to extract their aged father from an unsuitable and increasingly expensive marriage of convenience, the voluptuous Valentina is set to thwart them.

Can anyone stop Valentina's plans? Marina Lewycka's wry portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Can anyone stop Valentina? Marina Lewycka's wry portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Can anyone stop Valentina's plans? Marina Lewycka's wry portrait of a marriage of convenience. Read by Sian Thomas

072005031520110712 (BBC7)
20130115 (BBC7)

Vera and Valentina come to blows and Nadia and her father celebrate their first step to freedom.

Family tension is rising to breaking point in Marina Lewycka's funny portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Family tension is rising to breaking point in this portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Family tension is rising to breaking point in Marina Lewycka's funny portrait of a marriage of convenience. Read by Sian Thomas

082005031620110713 (BBC7)
20130116 (BBC7)

Where is Valentina? And who is the mystery man in the garden?

Valentina is gone - but not forgotten - in Marina Lewycka's wry portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Valentina is gone - but not forgotten - in this wry portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Valentina is gone - but not forgotten - in Marina Lewycka's wry portrait of a marriage of convenience. Read by Sian Thomas

092005031720110714 (BBC7)
20130117 (BBC7)

Two women reveal their inner secrets.

Secrets are revealed in Marina Lewycka's funny portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Read by Sian Thomas.

Secrets are revealed in Marina Lewycka's funny portrait of a marriage of convenience. Read by Sian Thomas

10 LAST2005031820110715 (BBC7)
20130118 (BBC7)

Reconciliation and a new arrival as Nikolai prepares for the next phase of his long and chequered life.

Reconciliation and a new arrival in Marina Lewycka's wry portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Concluded by Sian Thomas.

Reconciliation and a new arrival in this wry portrait of a marriage of convenience.

Reconciliation and a new arrival in Marina Lewycka's wry portrait of a marriage of convenience. Concluded by Sian Thomas.