The Rose and the Yew Tree

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by Daniel Philpott
  • 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christie’s - writing as Mary Westmacott - 'Crime of the Heart' novel about love and anguish across the class divide. Everyone expected Isabella Charteris, beautiful, sheltered and aristocratic, to marry her cousin Rupert when he came back from the War. It would have been such a suitable marriage. How strange then that John Gabriel, an ambitious and ruthless war hero, should appear in her life. For Isabella, the price of love would mean abandoning her dreams of home and happiness forever. For Gabriel, it would destroy his chance of a career and all his ambitions….


What the Critics Say

"Quiet and intelligent, with class distinctions which motivate its characters. Miss Westmacott writes crisply and is always lucid… much material has been skilfully compressed." (Times Literary Supplement.)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Something different

Never read one of her none murder books before. Didn't even know she had written any. Was an interesting listen. Worth it I think, although a completely different type of tale. Keep waiting for the murder.
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- Shelagh


What did you like most about The Rose and the Yew Tree?

Entertaining concept and well delivered

What did you like best about this story?

Interesting character descriptions and development

Have you listened to any of Daniel Philpott’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first performance I have listened to of Daniel Philpotts, I would happily listen to him again

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The characters were particularly well portrayed, Gabriel was especially interesting

Any additional comments?

The novel was a light read and not particularly challenging

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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-01-2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited