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#4 Al Hakawati (The Storyteller) Jan Ravens: 'Catching the Bus' a short story by Philippa Gregory

Actor and Impressionist Jan Ravens, has generously agreed to be our 4th storyteller in the series. She's chosen a short story from Philippa Gregory's collection 'Bread and Chocolate' published by HarperCollins. It's a beautifully told tale, moving and humorous at once. You may well recognize Jan from BBC Radio 4's popular and brilliant programme, Dead Ringers (you equally might not recognize her voice, because this time she reads as herself, as opposed to the many others she mimics so brilliantly). Huge thanks to her for agreeing to read, Philippa Gregory for allowing us to use one of her works and Nick MacDonald for editing.

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