Nick agrees to arrange a meeting with Natalia, who is invited to visit the newly refurbished bookshop. Read by Philip Arditti.
When the enigmatic Russian billionaire Roman Gorsky enters a quiet Chelsea Mews bookshop, Nick - himself an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia - has no idea of the impact this man will have over his work and private life. As Nick gets drawn in to the world of the Russian community in London he begins to learn that its richest and most elusive member, Gorsky, is driven by one thing alone - his passion for Natalia Summerscale.
But although Gorsky met Natalia when she was not much more than a child in Russia, she is now married to a wealthy Englishman. A fact that Gorsky is determined to overlook.
Read by Philip Arditti
Written by Vesna Goldsworthy
Abridged by Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4