Sofka Zinovieff's novel about an Englishwoman's quest to find out the origins of the bitter feud that has split her dead husband's family is set in contemporary Athens, but takes us back to the tragic events of the Greek Civil War in the 1940s. It's been three weeks since Maud's husband Nikitas died in a mysterious car crash, and Maud has started to hear from his mother Antigone the story of what happened in the civil war that tore the country apart in the 1940s. Meanwhile, Maud's children are involved in the most recent political protests in Athens.
Abridged by Sarah LeFanu
Readers: Lucy Briers and Ann Beach
Producer: Sara Davies.