By Dorothy Whipple


This is the story of a Northern middle-class family in the years before and after the First World War. Louisa Ashton is the matriarch of the family, with daughters Letty and Laura, sons Jim and Charles. Her children are now grown up and beginning to make their way in the world. War intervenes, and everything changes. We will follow the Ashton family closely with all its ups and downs as the pressures mount, and with them will come moments of sublime happiness, but also pain and tragedy, and many hard decisions to be made.

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Narrator Ann Stutz
Length 10hrs 30mins
Catalogue No. 14354
Publisher Persephone; 2011
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