Virago Short Stories

A week of stories celebrating 21 years of Virago Modern Classics.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
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01Goodbye And Good Luck19990607

by Grace Paley.

Brooklyn, New York.

The Yiddish theatre.

A tale of passion and prudence over half a century, read by Miriam Margolyes

02A Love Match19990608

by Sylvia Townsend Warner, read by Juliet Stevenson.

All is not as it seems in the small town of Hallowby between a sister and her war-bruised brother.

03Why Herbert Killed His Mother19990609

by Winifred Holtby, read by Maggie Steed.

A searing and hilarious condemnation of `mother love'.

04No Place For You, My Love19990610

by Eudora Welty, read by Lorelei King.

A brief encounter in the lost lands of the Mississippi Delta.

05 LASTThe Devastating Boys19990611

by Elizabeth Taylor, read by Sarah Badel.

The arrival of two little boys from London for a fortnight changes Laura's life for ever.