In Certain Circles

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01You Only Think Of Orphans In Fairytales2015021620190916 (BBC7)
20190917 (BBC7)

Over a tennis match, orphans Anna and Stephen are welcomed into the rarified world of the Howard family.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have been very different from those of the Howards. But despite this, these four will spend the rest of their lives moving in and out of each other's shadows.

'Harrower evokes the waste and futility of a decadent class with all the bite and poignancy of F Scott Fitzgerald,' Eimear McBride, New Statesman

Author: Elizabeth Harrower is regarded as one of Australia's most important postwar writers, and is enjoying a recent literary revival. Born in Sydney in 1928, her first novel, Down in the City, was published in 1957 and was followed by The Long Prospect (1958) and The Catherine Wheel (1960). Her most well-known work, The Watch Tower, was published in 1966 to huge acclaim.

Four years later she finished In Certain Circles , but withdrew it before publication for reasons she has never publicly spoken of. The manuscript was rediscovered recently by her publisher who felt it should be published immediately. Harrower has since received rave reviews, including comparisons with Emile Zola and F Scott Fitzgerald.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Over a tennis match, orphans Anna and Stephen are welcomed into the rarified world of the Howard family.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have been very different from those of the Howards. But despite this, these four will spend the rest of their lives moving in and out of each other's shadows.

'Harrower evokes the waste and futility of a decadent class with all the bite and poignancy of F Scott Fitzgerald,' Eimear McBride, New Statesman

Author: Elizabeth Harrower is regarded as one of Australia's most important postwar writers, and is enjoying a recent literary revival. Born in Sydney in 1928, her first novel, Down in the City, was published in 1957 and was followed by The Long Prospect (1958) and The Catherine Wheel (1960). Her most well-known work, The Watch Tower, was published in 1966 to huge acclaim.

Four years later she finished In Certain Circles , but withdrew it before publication for reasons she has never publicly spoken of. The manuscript was rediscovered recently by her publisher who felt it should be published immediately. Harrower has since received rave reviews, including comparisons with Emile Zola and F Scott Fitzgerald.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Over a tennis match, orphans Anna and Stephen are welcomed into the rarified world of the Howard family.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have been very different from those of the Howards. But despite this, these four will spend the rest of their lives moving in and out of each other's shadows.

'Harrower evokes the waste and futility of a decadent class with all the bite and poignancy of F Scott Fitzgerald,' Eimear McBride, New Statesman

Author: Elizabeth Harrower is regarded as one of Australia's most important postwar writers, and is enjoying a recent literary revival. Born in Sydney in 1928, her first novel, Down in the City, was published in 1957 and was followed by The Long Prospect (1958) and The Catherine Wheel (1960). Her most well-known work, The Watch Tower, was published in 1966 to huge acclaim.

Four years later she finished In Certain Circles , but withdrew it before publication for reasons she has never publicly spoken of. The manuscript was rediscovered recently by her publisher who felt it should be published immediately. Harrower has since received rave reviews, including comparisons with Emile Zola and F Scott Fitzgerald.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

01'you Only Think Of Orphans In Fairytales'2015021620190916 (BBC7)
20190917 (BBC7)

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.

This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have been very different from those of the Howards. But despite this, these four will spend the rest of their lives moving in and out of each other's shadows.
Today: over a tennis match, the two orphans, Anna and Stephen, are welcomed into the rarified world of the Howard family.

'Harrower evokes the waste and futility of a decadent class with all the bite and poignancy of F Scott Fitzgerald,' Eimear McBride, New Statesman

Author: Elizabeth Harrower is regarded as one of Australia's most important postwar writers, and is enjoying a recent literary revival. Born in Sydney in 1928, her first novel, Down in the City, was published in 1957 and was followed by The Long Prospect (1958) and The Catherine Wheel (1960). Her most well-known work, The Watch Tower, was published in 1966 to huge acclaim. Four years later she finished In Certain Circles , but withdrew it before publication for reasons she has never publicly spoken of. The manuscript was rediscovered recently by her publisher who felt it should be published immediately. Harrower has since received rave reviews, including comparisons with Emile Zola and F Scott Fitzgerald.

Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett

Penny Downie reads acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

02Just Don't Develop A Social Conscience Now2015021720190917 (BBC7)
20190918 (BBC7)

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.

This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have been very different from those of the Howards. The impact of this meeting will resonate for decades.
Today: Zoe struggles with her emotions when she discovers that Stephen is leaving.

Author: Elizabeth Harrower
Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett

Penny Downie reads Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel set in postwar Sydney.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have been very different from those of the Howards. The impact of this meeting will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel set in postwar Sydney.

Zoe struggles with her emotions when she discovers that Stephen is leaving.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have been very different from those of the Howards. The impact of this meeting will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel set in postwar Sydney.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Zoe struggles with her emotions when she discovers that Stephen is leaving.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have been very different from those of the Howards. The impact of this meeting will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel set in postwar Sydney.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

03This Is Not My Life2015021820190918 (BBC7)
20190919 (BBC7)

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.

This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have differed from those of the Howards in almost every way.

Today: Anna strikes out on her own, and finds a new life.

Author: Elizabeth Harrower is regarded as one of Australia's most important postwar writers. Born in Sydney in 1928, her first novel, Down in the City, was published in 1957 and was followed by The Long Prospect (1958) and The Catherine Wheel (1960). Her most well-known work, The Watch Tower, was published in 1966 to huge acclaim. Four years later she finished In Certain Circles , but withdrew it before publication for reasons she has never publicly spoken of.
Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Anna strikes out on her own, and finds a new life.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have differed from those of the Howards in almost every way.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Anna strikes out on her own, and finds a new life.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle, Stephen and Anna, two orphans, whose lives until now have differed from those of the Howards in almost every way.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

04He's Not Easy2015021920190919 (BBC7)
20190920 (BBC7)

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.

This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. the impact of this meeting will resonate for decades.
Today: after the death of her beloved mother, Zoe makes an unexpected choice.

Author: Elizabeth Harrower
Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

After the death of her beloved mother, Zoe makes an unexpected choice.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. the impact of this meeting will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

After the death of her beloved mother, Zoe makes an unexpected choice.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. the impact of this meeting will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

After the death of her beloved mother, Zoe makes an unexpected choice.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. the impact of this meeting will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

05I'm Marvellously Happy2015022020190920 (BBC7)
20190921 (BBC7)

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.

This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It is a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Today: the unlikely marriage between Zoe and Stephen continues to raise eyebrows.

Author: Elizabeth Harrower
Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

05'i'm Marvellously Happy'2015022020190920 (BBC7)
20190921 (BBC7)

The unlikely marriage between Zoe and Stephen continues to raise eyebrows.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

The unlikely marriage between Zoe and Stephen continues to raise eyebrows.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time in 2015.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

The unlikely marriage between Zoe and Stephen continues to raise eyebrows.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time in 2015.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

06It Was Enough That He Existed2015022320190923 (BBC7)
20190924 (BBC7)

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.

This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It is a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Today: the bleakness of unrequited and of married love.

Author: Elizabeth Harrower
Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

The bleakness of unrequited and of married love.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

The bleakness of unrequited and of married love.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time in 2015.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

The bleakness of unrequited and of married love.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time in 2015.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

07No One Knows Me2015022420190924 (BBC7)
20190925 (BBC7)

While Anna remains defiantly single, Zoe regrets her own defiance in marrying Stephen.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

While Anna remains defiantly single, Zoe regrets her own defiance in marrying Stephen.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time in 2015.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

While Anna remains defiantly single, Zoe regrets her own defiance in marrying Stephen.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time in 2015.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

07'no One Knows Me'2015022420190924 (BBC7)
20190925 (BBC7)

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.

This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It is a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Today: while Anna remains defiantly single, Zoe regrets her own defiance in marrying Stephen.

Author: Elizabeth Harrower
Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

08It Harmed Him2015022520190925 (BBC7)
20190926 (BBC7)

Zoe realises that not everyone can bear to be loved.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time in 2015.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

08'it Harmed Him'2015022520190925 (BBC7)
20190926 (BBC7)

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.

This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It is a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Today: Zoe realises that not everyone can bear to be loved.

Author: Elizabeth Harrower
Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion

Penny Downie continues Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

09Something's Happened To Anna2015022620190926 (BBC7)
20190927 (BBC7)

The devastating fallout from the arrival of an unexpected letter.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and was finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time in 2015.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

09'something's Happened To Anna'2015022620190926 (BBC7)
20190927 (BBC7)

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.
This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It is a meeting that will resonate for decades.
Today: the devastating fallout from the arrival of an unexpected letter.
Author: Elizabeth Harrower
Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion

Penny Downie continues Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel, published for the first time now.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

10You Must Solve Yourself2015022720190927 (BBC7)
20190928 (BBC7)

Endings and new beginnings, as Anna and Zoe realise what love is.

Conclusion of internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel written in 1971 and finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel set in postwar Sydney.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel was written in 1971 and is published for the first time now.

This tale of love, class and freedom, set set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after WWII, follows the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard. Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It is a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Today: endings and new beginnings, as Anna and Zoe realise what love is.

Author: Elizabeth Harrower
Reader: Penny Downie
Abridger: Sally Marmion

Endings and new beginnings, as Anna and Zoe realise what love is.

Conclusion of internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel written in 1971 and finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel set in postwar Sydney.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Endings and new beginnings, as Anna and Zoe realise what love is.

Conclusion of internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Harrower's novel written in 1971 and finally published in 2015.

This tale of love, class and freedom is set among the grand houses and lush gardens of Sydney Harbour just after the Second World War, following the lives of Zoe and Russell Howard.

Charismatic and confident, the children of affluent and loving parents, they welcome into their circle two orphans, Stephen and Anna. It's a meeting that will resonate for decades.

Reader: Penny Downie

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.

Penny Downie reads Elizabeth Harrower's 1971 novel set in postwar Sydney.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature