Treasure Island – published in 1883 – is little read nowadays. This six-hour dramatisation by Marty Ross starring Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister, Owen Teale and others does a great job of resuscitating Stevenson’s writing.
London, 1967. Odelle Bastien is given a week’s trial as a typist … [and] is taken under the wing of the mysterious, elegant Marjorie Quick, whose combination of sangfroid, curiosity and reservation seems unshakeable.
This terrific recording of George Eliot’s enormous final novel restores a classic to us. Juliet Stevenson’s warm, intelligent voice lulls us out of our resistance to Eliot’s slow nineteenth-century pace, revealing anew the writer’s marvellous characterisation and her acute grasp of issues that still affect women.
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