Big Girl, Small Town abridged BBC Sounds series

The BBC chose to record Big Girl, Small Town as an abridged BBC Sounds audiobook series. Not only is this quite the honour for a debut book, but they managed to secure Nicola Coughlan to record this version. I got to speak with the series producer Ciaran Bermingham while I was over in London for my Radio 4 interview, and he explained to me it was quite the feat to produce a version of Big Girl, Small Town that was true to Majella’s voice, while complying with BBC Sounds – a task completed by professional abridger, Sara Davies. You can listen here and judge the results for yourself (spoiler: I’m pretty pleased – and so was Nicola Coughlan).

Nicola Coughlan AKA Clare from Derry Girls reads Big Girl, Small Town

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