The Fantastic Book of Everyone’s Secrets

Three chilling tales from crime writer Sophie Hannah’s first short story collection.

The Octopus Nest

Claire and Timothy have no idea why there’s a strange woman appearing in so many of their family photographs. As Claire stumbles across the answer she is more frightened than ever.

Reader: Helen Bradbury

Friendly Amid The Haters

A woman asks a joiner to re-hang some doors but when she challenges his laid-back approach with sarcasm, he flips and she is left in fear of her life. Worse is her feeling that she deserves her shame and humiliation.

Reader: Kathryn Hunt

You Are A Gongedip

When William’s daily routine is interrupted by an irate woman he vaguely recognises, he is irritated and soon shakes her off. But he vastly underestimates her capacity for revenge.

Reader: Charles Swift

First Broadcast:

Tuesday - Thursday, 27th-29th October 2009 at 15:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Sophie Hannah
Sound Engineer: Eloise Whittmore
Producer: Mel Harris
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Laura Plays The Piano by Yamaoka, Akira & performed by Konami Kukeiha Club

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