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Afternoon Reading - For the Love of a Child - Chocolate Pudding


The first of three stories about relationships between adults and children, drawn from real-life. Written and read by Julia Blackburn, whose most recent book 'The Three Of Us' has won the 2009 Pen/Ackerley prize for memoir and autobiography, the stories are written with a mesmerising delicacy of touch in the way they describe human relationships and Julia Blackburn's capacity to find the best in people while encompassing their frailty. 1. Chocolate Pudding A psychiatrist is perplexed by several cases of coma in a young child. With patience and bowls of chocolate pudding he manages to wake the child, by describing how delicious the pudding is and putting it under the child's nose. The story is inspired by conversations with the psychiatrist and his descriptions of 'Sleeping Beauty Syndrome'. Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery Music: Trois Morceaux en Forme de Poire by Eric Satie.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-12-14 15:30:00 - 2010-12-14 15:45:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,