My Purple Scented Novel

My Purple Scented Novel

Series 1 - Episode 1



Roger Allam reads the first in a two-part adaptation of Ian McEwan's short story about two writers - one of whom commits literary theft - first published earlier this year. In the form of a confession by Parker Sparrow, McEwan records the crime as it unfolds and casts a wry look at the jealousies and insecurities that run close to the surface of the literary world. How far would someone go in the pursuit of success? Is Jocelyn Tarbert actually relieved to relinquish his role of National Treasure to Parker Sparrow and sink back into obscurity?

Cast & Crew

Reader Roger Allam
Abridged By Sally Marmion
Producer Jules Wilkinson
Writer Ian McEwan