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Heart Day by Annabel Banks

A magical and disquieting story specially commissioned for Radio 4. Today the sparrows will take Mally's heart away, making her teenage friend jealous and nervous. Read by Liv Hill

A magical and disquieting story specially commissioned for Radio 4 set in a terrifying future. Today the sparrows will take Mally's heart away, making her teenage friend jealous and nervous about when her time will come.

Annabel Banks is an award-winning writer and poet, who previously worked on the car assembly plant in Swindon. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and her work has appeared in The Manchester Review, Litro and The Stockholm Review among others. Her debut short story collection EXERCISES IN CONTROL is published in February 2020.

Liv Hill is a Bafta-nomintaed actor who has starred in BBC mini-series Three Girls, as well as films Jellyfish, The Little Stranger and Elizabeth is Missing. For her role in Caryl Chruchill's Top Girls at the National Theatre, she received Stage Debut Award nomination for Most promising newcomer.

Writer: Annabel Banks
Reader: Liv Hill
Producer: Ciaran Bermingham

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