Ronald Frame - Author

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Ronald Frame was born in Glasgow in 1953. He is the author of thirteen internationally published works of fiction, and is an award-winning television and radio scriptwriter. His debut novel, Winter Journey, was the joint winner of the first Betty Trask Prize for fiction. The Lantern Bearers was longlisted for The Man Booker Prize and won the Saltire Award for Scottish Book of the Year.

 

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Havisham

Havisham

Author: Ronald Frame Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2013

HAVISHAM IS THE ASTONISHING PRELUDE TO CHARLES DICKENS'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS.Before she became the immortal and haunting Miss Havisham of Great Expectations, she was Catherine, a young woman with all of her dreams ahead of her. Spry, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer. But she is never far from the smell of hops and the arresting letters on the brewhouse wall-HAVISHAM-a reminder of all she owes to the family name and the family business.Sent by her father to stay with the Chadwycks, Catherine discovers elegant pastimes to remove the taint of her family's new money. But for all her growing sophistication, Catherine is anything but worldly, and when a charismatic stranger pays her attention, everything-her heart, her future, the very Havisham name-is vulnerable.In Havisham, Ronald Frame unfurls the psychological trauma that made young Catherine into Miss Havisham and cursed her to a life alone, roaming the halls of the mansion in the tatters of the dress she wore for the wedding she was never to have. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

The Lantern Bearers

The Lantern Bearers

Author: Ronald Frame Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2001

Sent away from home for the first time, Neil Pritchard spends the long summer of 1962 with his Aunt Nessie in claustrophobic Auchendrennan on the Solway Firth. Eager for a pastime, Neil sings for Euan Bone, a young Scottish composer whose star is rising fast. Becoming Bone's muse, the afternoons spent at the composer's home turn into the blissful focus of his adolescent dreams. Suddenly, however, Neil is expelled from his Eden - with devastating consequences for all...

Greengrocer's Apostrophe, The: Alice Hanging in There (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Reading)

Greengrocer's Apostrophe, The: Alice Hanging in There (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Reading)

Author: Ronald Frame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

'Alice, Hanging in There' is the second of three comic tales from BBC Radio 4's 'The Greengrocer's Apostrophe', inspired by those hand-written signs offering 'Apple's and Banana's' which can be found in every town in Britain. Originally broadcast in the 'Afternoon Reading' slot on 29 September 2010. When Alice's high-flying career stalls, she finds a novel way to occupy her time. Armed only with a balaclava and a pot of paint, she starts to vent her anger on sloppy punctuation. A new story by Ronald Frame, read by Tracy Wiles. Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.

Blue Wonder (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

Blue Wonder (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

Author: Ronald Frame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A BBC Radio full-cast drama which tells a story of love and deception set during the Cold War. Written by Ronald Frame for BBC Radio Scotland and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of the 'Drama on 3' collection in September 2008. Throughout the period of the Cold War in the late 1960s and early 1970s, 'romeo spies' were operating, targeting bright and susceptible young women. Alice Reeves, a young secretary from London, unwittingly becomes romantically involved with Otto Hanhart - an East German spy. The encounter leads to unexpected consequences for both parties, changing their lives forever. Starring Clare Corbett as Alice Reeves and Jamie Glover as Otto Hanhart. Also included in the cast are Nick Sayce, Gunnar Cauthery, Stephen Critchlow, Cressida Trew, Dan Starkey and Liza Sadovy. Produced and directed by David Ian Neville.

Pinkerton (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Play)

Pinkerton (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Play)

Author: Ronald Frame Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Ronald Frame's BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring Forbes Masson as the detective Allan Pinkerton, originally broadcast in the Afternoon Play slot on Tuesday 2 March 2010. In the new immigrant community of 1840s America, Scotsman Allan Pinkerton turns detective when an influx of counterfeit dollars threatens the local economy. With Forbes Masson as Allan Pinkerton, Rachel Ogilvy as Joan Pinkerton and Sam Dale as John Craig. Also starring Marcella Riordan, Robert Jezek, Alison Pettitt, John Biggins and Bruce Alexander. Produced by David Ian Neville.

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