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0120100628Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today we are introduced to Mary and her country home.|The Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father.|But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.|With deft precision, F M Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire.|With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage.|The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.|F M Mayor was born in 1872 and read History at Newnham College Cambridge when university education was still a rare adventure for a woman.|Her fiance died in India and she remained within her family circle for the rest of her life (her father was a clergyman like Mary's).|She published four novels and a collection of short stories, of which The Rector's Daughter is the best known; it was much praised on publication by Rebecca West, Rosamund Lehmann, E M Forster and Virginia Woolf.|Plagued by ill health, she died in 1932 aged 60.|The life of a parson's daughter is thrown info confusion by an unexpected love affair.
0220100629Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today Mary's quiet life in the rectory is disturbed by a new visitor, Mr Herbert.|The Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father.|But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.|With deft precision, F M Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire.|With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage.|The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.|F M Mayor was born in 1872 and read History at Newnham College Cambridge when university education was still a rare adventure for a woman.|Her fiance died in India and she remained within her family circle for the rest of life (her father was a clergyman like Mary's).|She published four novels and a collection of short stories, of which The Rector's Daughter is the best known; it was much praised on publication by Rebecca West, Rosamund Lehmann, E M Forster and Virginia Woolf.|Plagued by ill health, she died in 1932 aged 60.|Mary's quiet life in the rectory is disturbed by a new visitor, Mr Herbert.
0320100630Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today Mary travels to London in search of artistic advice and enters a Bohemian world far beyond her normal experience.|The Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father.|But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.|With deft precision, F M Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire.|With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage.|The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.|Mary travels to London in search of artistic advice and enters a Bohemian world.
0420100701Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today a confession in the rectory garden commits Mary's heart forever, despite what is to come.|The Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father.|But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.|With deft precision, F M Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire.|With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage.|The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.|A confession in the rectory garden commits Mary's heart forever, despite what is to come.
0520100702Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today the newlyweds return to Dedmayne but the path of true love does not run smooth.|The Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of warmth from her aged and formidable father.|But on losing the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to new horizons.|With deft precision, F M Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire.|With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage.|The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.|The newlyweds return to Dedmayne but the path of true love does not run smooth.
0620100705Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today, an uncontrolled moment of passion.|After an increasingly unhappy time at home, Kathy abandons Robert for the Riviera, leaving him to ponder their marriage - and dream of what might have been with Mary.|The Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|After an increasingly unhappy time at home, Kathy abandons Robert for the Riviera.
0720100706Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today Mary flees Dedmayne, in turmoil after a single passionate embrace with Mr Herbert.|Kathy, meanwhile, has made plans to escape the Herberts' unhappy marriage - but all will not go to plan.|The Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|Mary flees Dedmayne, in turmoil after a single passionate embrace with Mr Herbert.
0820100707Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today Kathy returns from the Riviera, her beauty damaged but her marriage strengthened.|And Mary befriends her erstwhile rival.|The Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|With deft precision, F M Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire.|With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage.|The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.|Kathy returns from the Riviera, her beauty damaged but her marriage strengthened.
0920100708Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today Mary's loyalty and love are betrayed yet again while a marriage matures.|The Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|With deft precision, F M Mayor captures the emotions stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire.|With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage.|The Rector's Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season.|Mary's loyalty and love are betrayed yet again while a marriage matures.
10 LAST20100709Juliet Stevenson reads the concluding episode of F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.|Today Mary finds solace in a robin's song and Mr Herbert finally reveals his heart.|Reader is Juliet Stevenson|Abridger Sally Marmion|Producer Di Speirs|F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever.|Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics.|Mary finds solace in a robin's song and Mr Herbert finally reveals his heart.