Kate Harper, Lydia Wilson and Nancy Crane star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the second novel in Armistead Maupin's acclaimed 'Tales of the City' series. In this sequel to Tales of the City, landlady Anna Madrigal reveals her secrets to her second family - the tenants of her house, 28 Barbary Lane. But they are preparing to flee their cosy nest for adventures further afield. Mona Ramsey embarks on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton go on a cruise where they meet up with lovers old and new. Brian Hawkins becomes involved with a mysterious woman he spots from his window, and DeDe Halcyon Day gets acquainted with a new friend who helps her discover her true inner feelings. Dramatised by Barbara Lavery, this is both a sparkling comedy of manners and a portrait of a free and easy era.
Armistead Maupin is the author of Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, Michael Tolliver Lives and Mary Ann in Autumn. Three television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner. For more information on Armistead Maupin and his books, see his website at www.armisteadmaupin.com
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