Neil Gaiman introduces Rudyard Kipling’s The Gardener, a melancholy tale from 1925, as part of our seasonal series of short stories selected by leading novelists. Then, the story is read for you by an actor who is familiar from the films and theatre of Mike Leigh – Marion Bailey.

Neil Gaiman on Rudyard Kipling's The Gardener – short story podcast by Claire Armitstead from the Guardian
Presented by Claire Armitstead and Neil Gaiman. Read by Marion Bailey