LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
bookshelves: published-1931, winter-20132014, radio-4x, lit-richer, classic, those-autumn-years, play-dramatisation, britain-england, families, fradio, lifestyles-deathstyles, filthy-lucre Read from January 12 to 17, 2014 R4x Description: Adaptation of the 1931 novel by Vita Sackville-West about an old widow who defies her children to embark on an independent life after her husband dies. Lady Slane ...... Honor Blackman Mr FitzGeorge ...... Alec McCowen Herbert Holland ...... John Nicholas Carrie ...... Phyllida Nash Kay Holland ...... Patrick Romer Mr Bucktrout ...... Paul Nicholson Mr Gosheron ...... Peter Ellis Genoux ...... Sonia Elliman Police Inspector ...... Russell Boulter Deborah Holland ...... Annabel Scholey Directed by Sara Davies. 1. An 88-year-old woman defies her children to embark on an independent life after her husband dies. Stars Honor Blackman. 2. Rejecting her children's plans for her old age, Lady Slane embarks on a new life and makes two eccentric friends in Hampstead. 3. Lady Slane's retirement is interrupted when she is visited by a figure from her past, whose memories force her to take stock of her own life. 4. Lady Slane's newfound friendship with Mr FitzGeorge ends suddenly, leaving a legacy that comes as a shock to her children. 5. Lady Slane's decision about what to do with Mr FitzGeorge's vast fortune outrages her family, but a visitor brings hope for the future. Because of the social hats Lady Slane has worn over a lifetime, her colony of vultures think they know best how to deal with her when, in her late eighties, she becomes a widow. Contrary to this looming organisation, Lady Slane decides to cast away the now redundant head gear and strike off on her own to Hampstead. "What would mother want to be secretive about at her age!"
Review: All Passion SpentUser Review - Goodreads
If you're a Woolf fan and have never read All Passion Spent by Sackville-West, I say go and get a copy of this book and read it soon. I didn't know about Sackville-West's connection to Woolf. I just ...