The Mirror by Kate Mosse
Supernatural story by Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth, The Taxidermist's Daughter and The Winter Ghosts.
Toussaint. The Eve of All Saints. A time when the veil between our world and the next is as thin as a spider's web. A time when ghosts and unquiet spirits wait in the shadows for the darkness to fall. When night comes, or so it is said, so come they to claim the souls of those destined to die in the coming year.
On this day, in the year 1883, in a remote village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, a mother struggles through a long labour to bring her baby into the world.
Written for Radio 4 by Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth, The Taxidermist's Daughter and The Winter Ghosts.
Read by Kate Mosse
Produced by Mair Bosworth
Music by Timothy X Atack
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.