01A Knife For Cutting Mangoes2000092520030414

by Fay Weldon.

A man's mistress has moved into the family home and his wife has hurriedly moved out.

For Jane, it is a sweet victory, one she is determined to enjoy.

Read by Louise Jameson.

02Iyabo's Wedding2000092620030415

by Buchi Emecheta. Iyabo dreams of being a stunning Yoruba bride, but the man she has chosen prefers a much less honourable arrangement. Read by Janice Acquah

03A Wife Again!2000092720030416

by Francine Pascal.

Alice believed that maturity, patience and trust were the special ingredients that made her second marriage successful - until she found evidence forcing her to take a closer look at the `trust'.

Read by Lorelei King

04The House Of Peace20000928

by Gohar Kordi.

Zarrin escaped from political tyranny and arrived in the UK as a refugee.

Through her marriage she hopes to find peace, but instead rediscovers fear.

Read by Souad Faress.

05 LASTThe Wife And A Half2000092920030417

by Angela Huth.

A woman's solid marriage is threatened when she falls passionately and hopelessly for her husband's colleague.

Read by Susannah York.