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From Fact to Fiction: Summer Son

In an original story inspired by this week's news, Damian Barr explores the painful world of family estrangement.

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

A new story inspired by this week's news. As the Scottish Government reviews the difficult situation of students cut off from their parents, Damian Barr writes about the painful and increasingly visible reality of family estrangement.

Damian Barr is an award-winning writer, journalist, interviewer and columnist. His memoir 'Maggie and Me' is a darkly witty account of surviving Thatcher's Britain, while his recent debut novel 'You Will Be Safe Here' was a Guardian, Observer and Financial Times pick for 2019 as well as a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime.

Writer Damian Barr
Reader Finn den Hertog
Producer Eilidh McCreadie

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

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