New This Month
David Timson brings us The Forsyte Saga, the first volume of John Galsworthy’s magnificent trilogy of power and passion, The Forsyte Chronicles. A political and social satire that won its author the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930, the series follows the lives of the upper middle-class Forsyte family from the height of the Victorian period through to the 1920s – their struggles and successes brought to life in a virtuoso performance by Timson. There is more fiction by Henry James and Thomas Hardy, with The Spoils of Poynton read by Juliet Stevenson and The Well-Beloved read by Leighton Pugh; and we have two key works of Stoic philosophy, Epictetus’s Encheiridion and Discourses, narrated by Jonathan Booth.
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A few years ago at the birthday celebration of a mutual friend I met the actress Deirdra Morris. She is probably best known for her role as the ‘woman in white’, Anne Catherick, in the wonderful 1980s BBC dramatisation of …