FREE: Tea at the Midland

  • by David Constantine
  • Narrated by Derek Jacobi
  • 0 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2010.
'To the woman watching they looked like grace itself, the heart and soul of which is freedom. It pleased her particularly that they were attached by invisible strings to colourful curves of rapidly moving air. How clean and clever that was! You throw up something like a handkerchief, you tether it and by its headlong wish to fly away, you are towed along....'
Like the kite surfers in this opening scene, the characters in David Constantine's fourth collection are often delicately caught in moments of defiance. Disregarding their age, their family, or the prevailing political winds, they show us a way of marking out a space for resistance and taking an honest delight in it.

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Award winning short

Easy to see why this was an award winning short story. Read it, listen to it. To short to spoil it.
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- Mary Karowski

Bored

I listened twice and still can't tell you what it was about!
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- xcynthia901

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios