Travelling Light [Reading]

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AR01Shopping20110125

At five in the morning, Emily makes her shopping forays.

But although June approaches, outside it is getting darker.

The writer and artist Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories, which were first published in English sixty years ago and have remained in print ever since.

She turned her attention to writing for adults when she was in her fifties.

With the deceptively light prose that is her hallmark, 'Travelling Light' reveals to us the precariousness of a journey and the unease we feel at being placed outside of our milieu.

Reader: Claire Rushbrook

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

The first of three tales by Tove Jansson, each focusing on a journey.

AR02Foreign City20110126

An old man, his memory fading, is on his way to visit his grandson when he breaks his flight at an unknown city.

His son has arranged the journey, but the old man becomes confused and events carry him on a different path.

The writer and artist Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories, which were first published in English 60 years ago and have remained in print ever since.

She turned her attention to writing for adults when she was in her fifties.

With the deceptively light prose that is her hallmark, 'Travelling Light' reveals to us the precariousness of a journey and the unease we feel at being placed outside of our milieu.

Read By Timothy West

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

The second of three tales by Tove Jansson, each focusing on a journey.

AR03 LASTThe Gulls20110127

Arne has had a breakdown so with his wife Elsa, they escape to a remote island so he can recuperate.

But there is nothing peaceful about this wild and untamed landscape.

The writer and artist Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories, which were first published in English 60 years ago and have remained in print ever since.

She turned her attention to writing for adults when she was in her fifties.

With the deceptively light prose that is her hallmark, 'Travelling Light' reveals to us the precariousness of a journey and the unease we feel at being placed outside of our milieu.

Read By Alice Coulthard

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

The third of three tales from Tove Jansson, each focusing on a journey.