Writing On The Body

Five new fictional stories on the theme of the body.


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by Caspar Walsh, read by Jack Davenport. In need of a new identity, gangster Vincent Vice approaches celebrated plastic surgeon Serge Lafronze. But Serge's idea of a facial metamorphosis comes as a bit of a shock.


by Valerie Miner, read by Teresa Gallagher. It is the 1960s, and Sophie's mother is giving her a long-awaited home perm. However, the shared experience marks a rite of passage that Sophie was not expecting.


by Russell Manly, read by Mark Straker. Damian's mysterious friend Jack is back from his travels around the world, and the two have plenty to talk about.

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by Rachel Benthem, read by Geraldine Fitzgerald. Massage oils and a special prescription for herbal tea are the unconventional weapons of war against an irritating mother-in-law.

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by Helen Kendall, read by Juliet Prew. In the gym, a young woman tries to exorcise the ghosts of her childhood.