Book at Bedtime
Bernard MacLaverty's first novel in sixteen years is a profound examination of human love, loss and faith.
A retired Northern Irish couple, Stella and Gerry Gilmore, fly from their home in Glasgow to Amsterdam for a long weekend: a holiday to refresh the senses, to take stock.
Their relationship seems safe, easy, familiar but over the course of a few days it becomes clear that their growing differences may be too much for their 40-year marriage to withstand. Gerry, once an architect, is a heavy drinker who is set in his ways. Stella, a retired teacher, is tired of his lifestyle and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith.
Reader: Frances Tomelty
Writer: Bernard MacLaverty
Abridger: Kirsteen Cameron
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