Behind the Scenes at the Museum / Human Croquet / Emotionally Weird (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Behind the Scenes at the Museum / Human Croquet / Emotionally Weird - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Kate Atkinson, Diana Quick (Narrator), Patricia Hodge (Narrator), Frances Tomelty (Narrator) Behind the Scenes at the Museum -- Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets. — Human Croquet -- Part fairy tale, part mystery, part coming-of-age novel... more », this is the story of Isobel Fairfax, a girl growing up in Lythe, a typical 1960s British suburb. But Lythe was once the heart of an Elizabethan feudal estate and home to a young English tutor named William Shakespeare, and as isobel investigates the strange history of her family, her neighbors, and her village, she occasionally gets caught in Shakespearean time warps. Meanwhile, she gets closer to the shocking truths about her missing mother, her war-hero father, and the hidden lives of her close friends and classmates.
Emotionally Weird -- On a weather-beaten island off the coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother, Nora, take refuge in the large, mouldering house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. Nora, at first, recounts nothing that Effie really wants to hear -- like who her real father was. Effie tells various versions of her life at college, where in fact she lives in a lethargic relationship with Bob, a student who never goes to lectures, seldom gets out of bed, and to whom Klingons are as real as Spaniards and Germans. But as mother and daughter spin their tales, strange things are happening around them. Is Effie being followed? Is someone killing the old people? And where is the mysterious yellow dog?
Abridged, read by Diane Quick, Patricia Hodge, Frances Tomelty, 6 CDs, approx 9 hours.« less