The Cazalet Chronicles
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  • 1
    The Cazalets: The Light Years (Dramatized) | Elizabeth Jane Howard

    The Cazalets: The Light Years (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated By Penelope Wilton, Georgia Groome, Raymond Coulthard, and others
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    As the Cazalet family gathers for their annual summer holiday, the onset of war is about to change everything. In the hot summer of 1938, siblings Hugh, Edward, Rupert and Rachel - and their respective families - are reunited at Home Place, in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

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    The Cazalets: Marking Time (Dramatized) | Elizabeth Jane Howard

    The Cazalets: Marking Time (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated By Penelope Wilton, Alix Wilton Regan, Harry Hadden-Paton, and others
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    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.

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  • 3
    Confusion | Elizabeth Jane Howard

    Confusion

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated By Jill Balcon
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    This, the third volume of the best-selling The Cazalet Chronicles, takes up the story of the Cazalet family in the spring of 1942 and follows them through the war to VE Day. Polly and Clary have left Home Place for London where Archie Lestrange keeps a close eye on them; Louise, surprisingly, has married; Polly makes a painful discovery; Zoe, despairing of Rupert's return, stumbles on solace; and Edward's duplicity demands a reckoning.

    Just so very good

    The stunning 3rd volume of the series by this much under-appreciated writer packs a massive emotional punch. The understated artistry of the writing i..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2016 by Jane ()
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    Casting Off | Elizabeth Jane Howard

    Casting Off

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated By Jill Balcon
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    This is the final volume of The Cazalet Chronicle, the quartet of novels chronicling the lives of a British family before, during, and after the Second World War. VE Day has been celebrated, but the war with Japan goes on. Polly, Clary, and Louise are grown up, discovering loneliness, loss, and passion. Rupert, missing in France for so long, returns to find Zoe curiously withdrawn; Edward will be forced to choose between wife and mistress; Hugh must finally accept Sybil's death.

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