Tuesday, October 09, 2007

"Marriage Lines": New Short Story

A new story by Julian Barnes will be one of five featured stories on the BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Reading the week of October 16-20. The plot of "Marriage Lines" is described on the BBC website: "A return visit to the island of Barra brings back memories of decades past, holidays and young love. "

Visit the BBC Radio 4 Website for more information or to listen to the Afternoon Reading.

From the BBC Website:

Sir Tom Stoppard, Julian Barnes, Marina Warner, Helen Simpson and Nina Raine have each written a short story to be read by actor Alan Howard, who turned 70 this summer.

Alan has, most recently, been the voice of the Ring in Peter Jackson's Tolkien trilogy and was also the acclaimed star of numerous Royal Shakespeare Company productions during the Seventies and Eighties.

These special commissions range from Julian Barnes's gentle celebration of a Scottish island's role in one man's marriage, to Sir Tom Stoppard's playful disquisition on Matthew Arnold's celebrated poem, Dover Beach.

Presenter/Alan Howard, Producer/Jill Waters


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