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24/06/2018

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1958, and Sylvia Blackwell arrives in the tight-knit community of East Mole to take up the post of children's librarian. Salley Vickers' lyrical tribute, read by Barbara Flynn.

1958. Sylvia Blackwell arrives in the tight-knit community of East Mole to take up the post of Children's Librarian.

Salley Vickers' lyrical tribute to the power of children's literature,.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts written and abridged by Salley Vickers

Read by Barbara Flynn

The acclaimed author of 'Miss Garnet's Angel', 'Where Three Roads Meet' and 'Dancing Backwards' casts her clear psychoanalytic gaze on small town, post-war England. Economic uncertainty and a growing dissatisfaction with old class distinctions cause friction as a recent library graduate comes to a new town determined to open the world of literature to all the local children.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast in 10-parts on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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Mon 25 Jun 2018 02:30

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