Tea With Mr Rochester

Frances Towers was writing short stories throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

Her collection, Tea with Mr Rochester, was published in 1949 and met with instant critical acclaim.

Sadly, Towers, who had never had a book published before, died before this selection of her stories had appeared.

Frances Tower's humane and often witty pen offers five perceptive portrayals of young women facing personal epiphanies.

Episodes

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20060514

Stories by Frances Tower.

1/5. Violet

Read by Susannah Harker, abridged by Penny Leicester.

The Titmus family's new maid appears to have the uncanny knack of predicting the future.

Producer Emma Harding.

20060521

Stories by Frances Towers. 2/5. Tea with Mr Rochester. A schoolgirl comes face to face with her literary idol. Read by Romola Garai.

20060528

Stories by Frances Towers.

3/5. The Little Willow

Read by Emilia Fox, abridged by Penny Leicester.

Lisby lives in the shadow of her two glamorous sisters, but a new visitor to the house perceives her true worth.

20060604

Stories by Frances Towers.

4/5. Don Juan and the Lily

A young girl in her first job falls under the spell of an inscrutable colleague, romantic Georgia Dellow.

Read by Romola Garai, abridged by Penny Leicester.

20060611

Stories by Frances Towers.

5/5. The Chosen and the Rejected

Two single women move into a cottage together and are delighted when they are befriended by the enigmatic and elegant couple from the great house.

Read by Susannah Harker, abridged by Penny Leicester.

AR01Violet2003101320060514

Frances Towers was writing short stories throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

Her collection, Tea with Mr Rochester, was published in 1949 and met with instant critical acclaim.

Sadly, Towers, who had never had a book published before, died before this selection of her stories had appeared.

Frances Tower's humane and often witty pen offers five perceptive portrayals of young women facing personal epiphanies.Read by Susannah Harker.

The Titmus family's new maid, Violet, appears to have an uncanny knack for predicting the future.

AR01Violet2003101320060514

Frances Towers was writing short stories throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

Her collection, Tea with Mr Rochester, was published in 1949 and met with instant critical acclaim.

Sadly, Towers, who had never had a book published before, died before this selection of her stories had appeared.

Frances Tower's humane and often witty pen offers five perceptive portrayals of young women facing personal epiphanies.Read by Susannah Harker.

The Titmus family's new maid, Violet, appears to have an uncanny knack for predicting the future.

AR02Tea With Mr Rochester2003101420060521

A schoolgirl comes face to face with her literary idol.

Read by Romola Garai.

AR02Tea With Mr Rochester2003101420060521

A schoolgirl comes face to face with her literary idol.

Read by Romola Garai.

AR03The Little Willow2003101520060528

Read by Emilia Fox, abridged by Penny Leicester.

Lisby lives in the shadow of her two glamorous sisters, but a new visitor to the house perceives her true worth.

AR03The Little Willow2003101520060528

Read by Emilia Fox, abridged by Penny Leicester.

Lisby lives in the shadow of her two glamorous sisters, but a new visitor to the house perceives her true worth.

AR04Don Juan And The Lily2003101620060604

A young girl in her first job falls under the spell of an inscrutable colleague, romantic Georgia Dellow.

Read by Romola Garai, abridged by Penny Leicester

AR04Don Juan And The Lily2003101620060604

A young girl in her first job falls under the spell of an inscrutable colleague, romantic Georgia Dellow.

Read by Romola Garai, abridged by Penny Leicester

AR05 LASTThe Chosen And The Rejected2003101720060611

Two single women move into a cottage together and are delighted when they are befriended by the enigmatic and elegant couple from the great house.

Read by Susannah Harker, abridged by Penny Leicester

AR05 LASTThe Chosen And The Rejected2003101720060611

Two single women move into a cottage together and are delighted when they are befriended by the enigmatic and elegant couple from the great house.

Read by Susannah Harker, abridged by Penny Leicester