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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

The Gambler (Modern Library Classics) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett Another re-read - some things are :Just:Too:Good: to leave alone-----------------------------------------mp3 - How much fun, Patricia Routledge doing a Mrs Bouquet/Bucket via the medium of 'Granny'; out loud laughs here in abundance.The Gambler - by Fyodor Dostoevsky - BBC Radio Drama - cheops------------------------------------------------------Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky and adapted by Glyn Maxwell.A comic drama based on Dostoevsky's experiences as a young man, is a portrayal of the power of love and money. Glyn Maxwell's new version takes us deep into the mind of Alexei Ivanovich, a young tutor, just as he realises he's falling in love with the strikingly beautiful but unobtainable Polina.With:----Alexei Ivanovich ...... Sam CraneGeneral Zagorski ...... Nicholas Le PrevostGranny ...... Patricia RoutledgePolina Alexandrovna ...... Siobhan HewlettDe Grieux ...... David WestheadAstley ...... Robert PortalBlanche De Cominges ...... Charlotte RandallDirected by Guy Retallack.Broadcast in June 2009 on BBC Radio 3.