On a rainy January afternoon, the recently widowed Laura Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel on the Cromwell Road. Apprehensive but doughty, she settles into her room without a view, and begins to meet the other residents.
For the long-term residents of the Claremont Hotel, life revolves around waiting for dinner, the 9 o'clock serial and visitors. Mrs Palfrey assures her new friends that her grandson will soon be making an appearance...
Eleanor Bron reads Elizabeth Taylor's poignant and witty masterpiece.
Published in 1971 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont is both tender and sharp in its depiction of old age.
Abridger: Robin Brooks
First broadcast in five-parts on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018
Eleanor Bron reads Elizabeth Taylor's poignant masterpiece.
The recently widowed Laura Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel on the Cromwell Road.