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The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains
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Series 1 - Episode 1
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Be careful what you wish for as there can be a vast gulf between what you think you desire and what you actually need. Neil Gaiman’s dark tale, richly evocative of the Scottish islands in which it is set, opens with a man full of regret: “I will not forgive myself for the year I hated my daughter.”
Bill Paterson, soon to appear as Private Frazer in the new film version of
, narrates Gaiman’s story of revenge and ruefulness. The aforementioned father sets out on a search for a mountain cave, purported to hold more gold than the human mind can comprehend. The only problem is, once out of the cave life is never the same again — as if part of the soul has been left behind.
As the nights grow ever darker this is the perfect bedtime story — just don’t have nightmares.
By Neil Gaiman, abridged by Karen Rose. A dwarf seeks a guide to a certain cave on the Misty Isle.
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