'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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