Narrated By: Fenella Woolgar
Duration: 6 hours and 19 minutes
What to expect
Rachel has always loved being at the centre of her large family. She has fiercely devoted herself to her three sons all their lives,and continues to do so even now they are all grown up. They are, of course, devoted to her - she and Anthony, their father, hold the family together at their big, beautiful, ramshackle house near the wide, bird-haunted coast of Suffolk.
But when Luke, her youngest, gets married, Rachel finds that control is slipping away. Other people seem to be becoming more important to her children than she is, and she can no longer rely on her role as undisputed matriarch. A power struggle develops which can only end in unhappiness; her three daughters-in-law want to do things their own way, and so, to her grief, do her sons...
Modern & contemporary fiction, Contemporary lifestyle fiction, Family life fiction, Narrative theme: Love & relationships
Listen to a sample
An excellent exploration of family life and Trollope's pitch-perfect dialogue isperfectly delivered here by Fenella Woolgar.