William's impressive collection of birds' eggs lacks only one thing: an egg from a mute swan.
Ruth Gemmell reads a selection of stories from Alison Moore's atmospheric, and sometimes dark, debut collection.
Alison Moore was born in Manchester in 1971. Her stories have been published in various magazines and anthologies including Best British Short Stories 2011. She has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize, and won first prize in the novella category of The New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes. Her first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2012.
Abridged and produced by Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.