Thank you to James Hamilton for highlighting this short radio clip from BBC Radio 4 which is available (I hope to all) on BBC Sounds for about another four weeks. This is one of five specially commissioned tales revolving around the possibilities of the word spice.
In this story by Alex Preston called the Last Believers, the writer looks back at a visit to Corfu in his youth and the magical, mythical power of certain spices. Set in Corfu in 1978, the narrator is invited to a book festival by Larry Durrell and Paddy.
Over you you and I hope you enjoy. I shall catch up with it soon!
Caught this on Woman’s Hour this week. Very funny and sad. (Not sure if it was meant to be? 🤔 )
Thoroughly enjoyed this, just brilliant, i cannot find any reference to Alex Preston, so was he a real person, if not who wrote the story?
I believe the story was written by this Alex Preston http://alexhmpreston.com/
What happened to the “dark lady”??
Magical, evocative story. Transports you there!
Anyone hazard a guess on the beach in question? My guess is Porto Timoni.
Superb story and thanks for sharing!
Thanks a lot. Brilliant storytelling.