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Elizabeth Bowen - Tears, Idle Tears

Struggling with her seven-year-old son's crying, the widowed Mrs Dickinson gets unexpected help. Read by June Barrie.

"She was a gallant-looking woman, wearing white gloves and a dark blue toque put on exactly right - not the sort of woman you ought to see in the park with a great blubbering boy belonging to her."

Struggling with her seven-year-old son's crying, the widowed Mrs Dickinson gets unexpected help.

June Barrie reads Elizabeth Bowen’s short story.

Producer: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1992.

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15 minutes

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