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Episode 1

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 10 December 2012

1/5 Julian Maclaren-Ross' darkly comic semi-autobiographical novel about the low life, as lived by a struggling salesman in a seaside town. With the shadow of war looming, Richard Fanshawe is eking out an existence in a boarding house. He's trying in a half-hearted way to sell vacuum cleaners door-to-door... First published in 1947.

Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Reader: Carl Prekopp
Producer: Beth O'Dea

Music: The Touch Of Your Lips by Hildegarde.

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