Marking Time is the second of four compelling Cazalet novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard, which together give a vivid insight into the lives, hopes and loves of three generations.
In the second series, the families' worst fears are realised as war breaks out. Rupert decides he must join up, Edward will see what military work he can get, whilst Hugh - still suffering from injuries from the first war - has to settle with running the family firm.
But it is the children who become the centre of the story, as Louise realises that her parents' marriage is not as happy as she had imagined, Clary is faced with the prospect of losing her beloved father and Polly must deal with her fear of war and a battle much closer to home. If only the adults would realise that they are not children - but they seem stuck in some awful place where they must simply mark time.
Dramatised by Lin Coghlan. Produced and directed by Sally Avens and Marion Nancarrow.
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