Amanda Root reads Elizabeth Taylor's tale of forbidden love.

Amanda Root reads Elizabeth Taylor's 1954 tale of forbidden love - of a very English kind.

When two lovers vow never to see each other again, they believe it is for ever. But one summer's day, in a Brief Encounteresque meeting on a summer's beach, they are reunited. But, with the woman's children playing nearby, simmering emotions must remain hidden.

Reader: Amanda Root

Abridged and produced by: Justine Willett

Writer: Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor (1912-75) was a British novelist and short story writer, now regarded as one of the most underrated of British writers. Kingsley Amis described her as 'one of the best English novelists born in this century'; Antonia Fraser called her 'one of the most underrated writers of the 20th century'.