New short stories inspired by the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert and Andrew Marvell.
Rock of Eye by Iain F MacLeod, read by Paul Young
A Savile Row tailor is forced to confront a painful event from his past when he comes face to face with a lost love.
Get Lost by Michele Roberts, read by Joanna Tope
A woman, grieving the loss of her mother, walks for miles through the empty Sunday streets of London before coming to rest in All Saints Place, a peaceful public garden within a square of 18th-century houses.
Instant Fires by Joe Dunthorne, read by Jessica Harris.
Schoolgirl Anna, blazing with the confidence of youth and the burgeoning instincts of the woman she will become, is bemused by the attention paid to her by her English teacher, Mr Ashford.
The Tiny And The Light by Ruth Thomas, read by Cara Kelly
A week before moving house, Anna finds distraction from packing by arranging and rearranging the furniture in her daughter’s doll’s house.
Taken In Shadows by Helen Dunmore, read by Emma Fielding
Exploring the life of John Donne through clues found within the famous portrait of the poet, which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.