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Amos Oz recalls how storytelling eased his passage through difficult schooldays and a tricky home life, as his parents’ marriage crumbled. Read by David Fleeshman.

Israeli writer Amos Oz died on the 28th December 2018, leaving a huge legacy of fiction, essays and articles as well as the masterpiece A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS.

The bestselling memoir explores the author’s difficult childhood in Mandatory Palestine. Amos Oz recalls how storytelling eased his passage through difficult schooldays and a tricky home life, as his parents' marriage crumbles.

Read by David Fleeshman
Written by Amos Oz
Translated by Nicholas de Lange
Abridged by Robin Brooks
Producer Eilidh McCreadie

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