The Good Soldier

Toby Stephens reads Ford Madox Ford's classic tale of passion and deceit, set in Europe during the early years of the 20th century.

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01*20080414

The story centres on a friendship between two seemingly happily married couples and the web of deception woven around a long-standing affair.

02*20080415

Dowell recalls his first encounter with the Ashburnhams, a couple who will eventually rip his quiet life apart.

0320080416

The first crack appears in the friendship between the Dowells and the Ashburnhams.

04*20080417

The first tragedy caused by Ashburnham's infidelity comes to light.

05*20080418

Dowell reveals his wife's devious nature.

06*20080421

Dowell discovers that, rather than dying of a heart condition, his wife poisoned herself.

07*20080422

Dowell reflects on the devastating impact of Leonora's teenage ward.

08*20080423

Dowell unlocks the story behind the Ashburnhams' seemingly happy marriage.

09*20080424

Dowell finds himself in an unnerving situation.

10 LAST*20080425

Dowell recounts the final events in the life of Edward Ashburnham.