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'Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee...'

Sian Thomas begins Marina Lewycka's witty and tender novel about emigrating and immigration, family history and sisterly rivalry, tractors - and the lure of a green satin brassiere.

Abridged by Sally Marmion

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

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15 minutes

Last on

Tue 16 Aug 2016 02:00