Penelope Wilton narrates BBC Radio 4’s epic dramatisation of the treasured family saga, Elizabeth Jane Howard’s five book chronicle of the upper-middle class. Cazalet family begins in 1938, as siblings Hugh, Edward, Rupert, and Rachel join together for another family holiday at Home Place, their house in the Sussex countryside.
During the course of The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off, and All Change, the progress of their lives, and those of their children, will be charted. As their stories unfolds we gain a vivid insight into the lives, hopes, and loves of three generations during the Second Word War and beyond.
Dramatised by Sarah Daniels and Lin Coghlan, and with a large cast of actors across all five books, this remarkable radio event adds a new dimension to Elizabeth Jane Howard’s extraordinary chronicles. The first four Cazalet novels sold over a million copies, with the fifth being published in 2013, shortly before the author’s death.
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Lose yourself in this epic family saga
The story, it's always all about the story telling
Rachel, lovable and believable
Listening while on holiday so lying on a beach was transported into their world
No, too long for that !
Like snuggling up with a duvet and a box of chocs
Penelope Wilton's beautiful narration and the perfect dramatisation.
Sid's fight against cancer.
No not yet but I am looking forward to listening.
Numerous moments moved me. Although my hanky was used many times for sad bits, there is a lovely sense of hope throughout.
The Cazalets books are one of my favourite reads and this dramatisation is just wonderful.