The Spring Collection

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A01At Schindler20000403

Stories from five top writers' new collections. `At Schindler's' by David Malouf, read by Stefan Dennis. Jack's father is missing in action. After a string of escorts, his mother's new friend is the intriguing and likeable Milt. Jack soon comes to a greater understanding of his relationship with his mother and his missing father

A02Leonardo, Michelangelo, Super-stork20000404

`Leonardo, Michelangelo, Super-Stork' by Helen Dunmore, read by Emma Fielding. Susie and Pat are both pregnant, but there is a crucial difference between them: Pat's baby is legal - within the genetic code - and ordered from the Michelangelo brochure. Will Susie's dangerous secret be discovered?

A03Brave Girl20000405

`Brave Girl' by Peter Ho Davies, read by Honeysuckle Weeks. A young girl spends time with her dentist father before her parents separate and learns some painful truths about trust and honesty.

A04Rare Bird20000406

`Rare Bird' by Andrea Barrett, read by Emma Fielding. In an English country house in 1762, an educated unmarried woman believes, contrary to distinguished scientific opinion, that in the winter swallows migrate, rather than living underwater. She discovers a way of pursuing her theories despite the restrictions of the age.

A05 LASTAll Day Sun20000407

`All Day Sun' by William Brandt, read by Stefan Dennis.

Beleaguered househusband Greer suffers from crippling backache.

His wife is pregnant, working and exhausted.

And they are searching for their dream home in the sun.

BAB01At Schindler20000710

Stories from five top writers.

`At Schindler's' by David Malouf, read by Stefan Dennis.

Jack's father is missing in action.

After a string of escorts, his mother's new friend is the intriguing and likeable Milt.

Jack soon comes to a greater understanding of his relationship with his mother and his missing father.

BAB02Leonardo, Michelangelo, Super-stork20000711

Five stories by top writers.

2: `Leonardo, Michelangelo, Super-Stork' by Helen Dunmore, read by Emma Fielding.

Susie and Pat are both pregnant, but there is a crucial difference between them: Pat's baby is legal - within the genetic code - and ordered from the Michelangelo brochure.

Will Susie's dangerous secret be discovered?

BAB03Brave Girl20000712

Five short stories by top writers.

3: `Brave Girl' by Peter Ho Davies, read by Honeysuckle Weeks.

A young girl spends time with her dentist father before her parents separate.

She learns some painful truths about trust and honesty.

BAB04Rare Bird20000713

Five stories by top writers.

4: `Rare Bird' by Andrea Barrett, read by Emma Fielding.

In an English country house in 1762 an educated unmarried woman believes, contrary to distinguished scientific opinion, that in the winter swallows migrate, rather than living under water.

She discovers a way of pursuing her theories despite the restrictions of the age.

BAB05 LASTAll Day Sun20000714

Five stories by top writers.

5: `All Day Sun' by William Brandt, read by Stefan Dennis.

Beleaguered househusband Greer has crippling backache.

His wife is pregnant, working and exhausted, and they are searching for their dream home in the sun.