Literary Listen: Rachel Elliott

Busy week? Sit back, relax and take ten minutes out for a little bit of literary escapism…

Make yourself a drink (why not a Baileys?), pop in your headphones and listen to Rachel Elliott read from her 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlisted debut Whispers Through a Megaphone.

Filled with wit and sparkling prose, Whispers Through a Megaphone explores our attempts to meaningfully connect with ourselves and others, in an often deafening world. Cowed by her domineering mother, even after her death, Miriam hasn’t left her house in three years. When she finally steps outside, she meets Ralph, who’s holed up in the woods after a chance opening of a closet door reveals that his wife never loved him. Darkly funny and witty, it’s a resonant novel about finding an oasis in the inescapable din of the modern world.

Listen in now and lose yourself in for a few relaxing minutes this afternoon!



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