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Guy Ware – The Temptation of Pogo

Guy Ware – The Temptation of Pogo

Short story. A playful satire which follows the fortunes of Pogo, an imaginary friend who is manifested in the brain of his current client as a little fat boy in a sailor suit, an image that troubles him greatly.

From Ideas Above Our Station. Read by the author.

  • The Temptation of Pogo (16:40)
Ian Clayton – Taproom

Ian Clayton – Taproom

Ian Clayton spends the day being regaled by Arthur ‘Sooner’ Millard in a Featherstone taproom.

From Bringing It All Back Home. Read by the author.

  • Taproom (29:22)
Ian Clayton – Young Man Blues

Ian Clayton – Young Man Blues

The story of the night that Jimi Hendrix played Ilkley starts in John Entwistle’s Cotswolds mansion.

From Bringing It All Back Home. Read by the author.

  • Young Man Blues (15:58)
Michael Nath – La Rochelle

Michael Nath – La Rochelle

Michael Nath reads from his novel La Rochelle. Mark goes out shooting in the Devon countryside with Frank Whitby and the regulars from the Henry IVth, an activity he declares to be ‘eminently better than thinking’. (10:15)

  • Better Than Thinking (10:15)
Pippa Griffin – Next Door

Pippa Griffin – Next Door

Short story. A couple on holiday lay awake at night and listen to the couple next door having sex, prompting each of them to consider their own relationship.

From Bonne Route. Read by the author.

  • Pippa Griffin - Next Door (15:44)
Christine Cooper – What Am I Doing Here?

Christine Cooper – What Am I Doing Here?

Short story. Cerys is carving out her life in Soweto, working in an orphanage, when an email from her sister back home in Wales brings bad news about her grandmother, forcing her to confront her feelings about home and what she is doing with her life.

From Born in the 1980s. Read by the author.

  • Christine Cooper - What Am I Doing Here? (25:42)
Sally Jenkinson – Brown Rice

Sally Jenkinson – Brown Rice

Short story from Born in the 1980s. A day in the life of a young single father trying to cope with bringing up his daughter.

From Born in the 1980s. Read by the author.

  • Brown Rice (16:52)
Chelsey Flood – The Grief Benches

Chelsey Flood – The Grief Benches

Short Story. A young waitress takes a fresh look at her life and the world she lives in when a pregnancy test reads positive.

From Born in the 1980s. Read by the author.

  • The Grief Benches (11:13)
Podcast: Spellbound Launch Readings

Podcast: Spellbound Launch Readings

Joel Willans reads two stories from his book Spellbound: Stories of Women’s Magic Over Men, accomponanied by music from The Quiet Calls. This podcast was recorded at the Spellbound book launch at Luckan, a cultural centre in Helsinki. The occasional rumble is the sound of a tram rolling by. (27:50)

  • Spellbound

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