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Friday 15 April 2011

In Dimanche by Irène Némirovsky a mother and daughter confront the vagaries of love, and womanhood. Dimanche is selected from Irène Némirovsky's, Dimanche and Other Stories which is the first collection of her short stories to appear in English.

Irène Némirovsky is best known for her celebrated novel series, Suite Française, which was first published, posthumously, in French in 2004. She was born in Kiev in 1903, the daughter of a successful Jewish banker. In 1918 her family fled the Russian Revolution for France where she became an established novelist. When the Germans occupied France during WWII she was prevented from publishing her work. She died in Auschwitz in 1942.
Her novels, Suite Francaise, Dolce and Fire in the Blood have all been serialised on Radio 4.
Reader Emma Fielding.
Translated by Bridget Patterson.
Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Allard.


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