Evelyn Waugh's classic portrait of a society marriage brought low by a tawdry affair, abridged by Sally Marmion.
Oliver Milburn reads one of Evelyn Waugh's wittiest and most devastating novels.The beautiful Lady Brenda seems content in her hideous country house, but the arrival of an uninvited guest is about to undermine her certainties.
Lady Brenda makes an heroic effort to entertain an unexpected house guest, Mr Beaver - and finds herself unexpectedly rewarded.
Brenda goes up to town - and stays there.
Tony's decision to surprise his beloved Brenda in town backfires spectacularly.
Princess Abdul Akbar arrives at Hetton - but only John Andrew is bewitched.
The attractions of the Pigstanton hunt prove even more beguiling and dangerous.
News of John Andrew's death in a hunting accident is finally relayed to Brenda - and prompts her to a fateful decision.
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The appearance of wan-faced Winnie with her mother compromises Tony's effort to produce evidence of infidelity at the seaside.
Tony goes in search of solace and a lost city in the jungles of Brazil.
As Tony vanishes further into the jungle, Brenda's London life is losing its glamour.
Alone and fevered in the Brazilian jungle, Tony's salvation lies in Mr Todd - a man who loves Dickens.