Anne and Edmund Cornhill have a happy marriage and a charming house. They are content, complete, absorbed in their private idyll. Arabella, who comes to stay one lazy summer, is rich, rootless and amoral - and, as they find out, beautiful and loving.
With her elegant prose the author traces the web of love and desire that entangles these three; but it is Arabella who finally loses out.
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Nothing much happens but unputdownable
Yes. There is a lot of minutiae in Elizabeth Howard books, which give great richness in an audiobook but might be tempted to skip in print.
Most interested in the husband
The odd girl out. I had expected to find her very irritating but the narrator brought empathy to her role
Not so much emotional as stimulating. Very interesting 'read'.
Eleanor Bron is a fantastic narrator. I often find women narrators have dreadful hissing or whistling 'S's which drives me up the wall. Eleanor Bron both knows how to talk properly and brings great depth to the characters and description.
Shallow and dated