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FREE: Tea at the Midland Audiobook

FREE: Tea at the Midland

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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.

©2013 David Constantine (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • Emily
    5/15/17
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    "Flows Like A River"

    This is a must read for those who like short stories. David Constantine has such an easy writing style that just flows that you don't want it to end. This version was also narrated by Derek Jacobi who was marvellous.

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  • mandy
    5/11/17
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    "I know it's a short story"

    even for A short story it's to short. just wanted to know more. just starts and it's finished

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  • Iryna
    5/1/17
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    "A bomb for your brain"

    Difficult to understand what this story is about. It needs deciphering.
    Not for those who like interesting plots. It's VERY sophisticated. Not for me). The narrator is ok, but not so good as Sian Thomas who also read this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    2/10/17
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    "Hchfhg"

    Ggvv b n n b g f Dec x m k I uhh by f f u j l k m m

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    2/6/17
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    "Fhhtfrdeswaujikolp"

    G t th h j n v c f2f h h h h cc d t.v. h j ibuprofen h vBulletin :/

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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