Mrs Robinson's Disgrace

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0120120813

Kate Summerscale's new book follows a sensational trial in Victorian England.

"The judges were presented with a singular case on Monday 14 June, a month after they had heard their first divorce suit. Henry Oliver Robinson, a civil engineer, was petitioning for the dissolution of his marriage on the grounds that his wife, Isabella, had committed adultery, and he submitted as evidence a diary in her hand."

These bare facts - the angry husband and the incriminating words - are, in the author's hands, shaped to tell a riveting story, that says much about the individuals involved and the social world they moved in...

One day Isabella Robinson makes the acquaintance of Mr Robert Lane and this inspires the writing of

a diary which, when unearthed, will have astounding consequences for both parties...

Abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams and read by Emma Fielding.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

0220120814

Isabella Robinson cements her friendship with Edward Lane.

"The judges were presented with a singular case on Monday 14 June, a month after they had heard their first divorce suit. Henry Oliver Robinson, a civil engineer, was petitioning for the dissolution of his marriage on the grounds that his wife, Isabella, had committed adultery, and he submitted as evidence a diary in her hand."

These bare facts - the angry husband and the incriminating words - are, in the author's hands, shaped to tell a riveting story, that says much about the individuals involved and the social world they moved in...

Isabella cements her friendship with Edward Lane, but in her dairy their time together is recounted in more

passionate detail. What to believe?

Read by Emma Fielding.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

0320120815

Isabella continues to see Edward Lane, but her feelings are not returned by him.

"The judges were presented with a singular case on Monday 14 June, a month after they had heard their first divorce suit. Henry Oliver Robinson, a civil engineer, was petitioning for the dissolution of his marriage on the grounds that his wife, Isabella, had committed adultery, and he submitted as evidence a diary in her hand."

These bare facts - the angry husband and the incriminating words - are, in the author's hands, shaped to tell a riveting story, that says much about the individuals involved and the social world they moved in...

Isabella continues to see Edward Lane, but her feelings are not returned by him. Still, there is

also Eugene Le Petit to enjoy the company of...

Reader Emma Fielding

Producer Duncan Minshull.

0420120816

High drama, as Mrs Robinson's diaries are taken away by her opportunistic husband.

"The judges were presented with a singular case on Monday 14 June, a month after they had heard their first divorce suit. Henry Oliver Robinson, a civil engineer, was petitioning for the dissolution of his marriage on the grounds that his wife, Isabella, had committed adultery, and he submitted as evidence a diary in her hand."

These bare facts - the angry husband and the incriminating words - are, in the author's hands, shaped to tell a riveting story, that says much about the individuals involved and the social world they moved in...

High drama, as the diaries of Mrs Isabella Robinson are discovered and taken away.

By no less a person than her opportunistic husband...

Reader Emma Fielding

Producer Duncan Minshull.

05 LAST20120817

The revealing of Isabella's diaries has caused much ado, and forces an unforgettable trial

"The judges were presented with a singular case on Monday 14 June, a month after they had heard their first divorce suit. Henry Oliver Robinson, a civil engineer, was petitioning for the dissolution of his marriage on the grounds that his wife, Isabella, had committed adultery, and he submitted as evidence a diary in her hand."

These bare facts - the angry husband and the incriminating words - are, in the author's hands, shaped to tell a riveting story, that says much about the individuals involved and the social world they moved in...

The revealing of Isabella's diaries has caused much ado, and forced what will be an unforgettable trial

in a sweltering summer in London.

Reader Emma Fielding

Producer Duncan Minshull.