From A View To A Death

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0120051205

By Anthony Powell

Read by Sir Derek Jacobi.

Produced and abridged by Jane Marshall.Zouch has been invited to stay at Passenger Court, country home of the Passenger family, by the youngest daughter, Mary.

But his beard, and his profession as a portrait painter which afford him a certain cachet in town, are seen as a distinct handicap amongst the unsophisticated country set.

0220051206

Arthur Zouch is staying at Passenger Court at the invitation of Mary Passenger.

But though she is rather taken with her bohemian friend, her father is far less persuaded of his charms, her mother barely registers him and her sister is sure she remembers coming across him in a dubious club in Soho.

0320051207

Whilst staying at Passenger Court at the invitation of Mary Passenger Zouch has been introduced to Joanna Brandon and rather inconveniently finds himself attracted to this friend of his hostess' family.

0420051208

As the locals gather to rehearse the forthcoming pageant, Zouch takes the opportunity to find out more about the history of the Passengers and their neighbours, and, under the nose of his hostess, to further his acquaintance with Joanna Brandon.

0520051209

Zouch sneaks away from Passenger Court to visit Joanna Brandon, and is embarrassed to be spotted in the town by Mr Passenger.

0620051212

Zouch has decided that Mary Passenger is the key to a new life in which uncomfortable memories of his former existence in London will become a thing of the past.

But he still he can't quite shake off his interest in Joanna Brandon.

0720051213

Zouch finds that his activities have put him in a difficult position that requires some delicate handling.

0820051214

Mr Passenger is irritated to discover that his younger daughter has become engaged to Zouch.

But, remembering that his opposition to his elder daughter's marriage had the opposite effect to the one he intended, he decides on a different strategy this time round.

0920051215

Zouch has returned to Passenger Court from London but this time he feels less an unwelcome guest and more a prospective-son-in-law.

Mr Passenger, however, has other matters on his mind.

10 LAST20051216

As Zouch seems determined to make himself a part of the Passenger family, Mr Passenger decides to test his suitability for life in the country and offers him a ride on one of the horses in his stable.