Selected Shorts: Chivalry

  • by Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by Christina Pickles
  • 0 hrs and 26 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Neil Gaiman's "Chivalry" performed by Christina Pickles. A delicious tale of an elderly British matron who buys the Holy Grail at a rummage sale.
Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on over 130 stations to about 300,000 listeners. It is produced by Symphony Space and WNYC RADIO and distributed by Public Radio International. The radio show is recorded live at the popular New York City stage show, which began in 1985 and still enjoys sell-out audiences today at the Peter Sharp Theater at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.

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a magical short story

What did you like best about this story?

the plot and the main character were just so natural - this could have been my granny


Which scene did you most enjoy?

The very end scene when she returns to the charity shop for another purchase


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- Strawberryparfait

Brilliant!

Neil Gaiman's obviously had a lot of fun writing this small piece, and that fun is contagious. Helped by Christina Pickles's priceless delivery, that story of an old lady picking up the Holy Grail for a few pence at Oxfam packs tons of humour and emotion in 27 short minutes. Being more of a "laughing inside" audience, I found myself chuckling like an idiot with my earphones on. Highly recommended.

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- Clement

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-08-2012
  • Publisher: Symphony Space, Inc