Sofka Zinovieff's novel is set in contemporary Athens, but its story goes back to the bitter political divisions in post-war Greece. When Maud's Greek husband, Nikitas, is killed in a car crash, his mother Antigone decides to go back to Athens after nearly sixty years of exile in Moscow. As she and Maud begin to warm to each other, she opens up to Maud about the events of the Nazi occupation that lay at the heart of the family's troubled history.
Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach
Producer: Sara Davies.