Brilliant to discover that Slum Songs in the Sun is back on the BBC – this time on BBC 4 Extra. I first wrote this in 2014 and it has been repeated several times over the last few years.

It is the third part in a series called Writing Lives based on true-life stories and memoirs.

You can listen to my story  here

Feedback from some fellow writers about the story:

Poignant story – elegantly told.

Tim Franks, Thriller & Historical Fiction Writer

I have just listened to your beautiful story: what a perfect, poignant ending.

Olga Dermott, Poet & Flash Fiction Writer

So beautifully written. Poised, perfectly paced and very well performed.

Louise Palfreyman, short fiction writer

It’s a stunning and moving story.

Liz Kershaw, short story writer & crime fiction writer