About the Author
Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia, in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949 and has lived there ever since. She is the author of more than thirty books--novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. In 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Carole Boyd s theater work includes a year performing with Alan Ayckbourn s Scarborough Company where she created the role of June in "Way Upstream", while her television credits include "Hetty Wainthropp Investigates" and "Mystery!: Campion". Carole also plays the notorious Lynda Snell in "The Archers", is a regular reader on BBC Radio 4 s "Poetry Please", and has won three audiobook awards for her recordings.