Main content


Episode 4 of 5

After his second wife’s death, Edouard visits elderly Magdalena who’s convinced she’s his only true wife. Read by David Collins.

In the final part of three interlinked stories, Edouard visits the elderly Magdalena who is now in a hospital on the edge of Paris. Magdalena’s belief that she is his only true wife is unshakeable, especially now that his second wife, Juliette, is dead.

Canadian writer Mavis Gallant spent much of her life and career in France

Read by David Collins

Producer: Elisabeth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.

15 days left to listen

15 minutes