The Cazalets: The Light Years (Dramatised) : The Cazalet Chronicles

  • by Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Narrated by Penelope Wilton, Georgia Groome, Raymond Coulthard, Zoe Tapper
  • Series: The Cazalet Chronicles
  • 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

As the Cazalet family gathers for their annual summer holiday, the onset of war is about to change everything.
In the hot summer of 1938, siblings Hugh, Edward, Rupert and Rachel - and their respective families - are reunited at Home Place, in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Rupert is trying not to think about whether he married the beautiful, petulant Zoe too soon after his first wife's death; Hugh and his wife Sybil each try to put the other first, not necessarily to their mutual advantage; Edward is mulling on how to get away from his wife, Villy, to spend time with his mistress and Rachel is trying to find a private place to read her letter in secret. But the wider world is about to intrude on their lives forever...
The Light Years is the first of four compelling Cazalet novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard. Dramatised by Sarah Daniels. Produced and directed by Sally Avens and Marion Nancarrow.

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I found it strange at first, and it took me a little while to get used to, the way the book has been adapted in this way. To hear the dramatisation AND a narration was a bit like watching TV with the audio description on!

The story is a family saga, and it is mostly quite gentle, nothing to hard hitting.

It is performed well and I did not find it hard to follow at all. It has left me keen to hear the next installments, although I'm not fully sure if they are the best value for money as they are quite short really. I think this is one to buy when it's on sale, rather than 'wasting' a credit on it.

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- LJ "Slightly nutty thirty something. Mother. Crafter. Lover of rainbows and unicorns."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-03-2013
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited