BBC Radio 4: Book at Bedtime – Lady Susan read by Emilia Fox and Anna Chancellor – 5 episodes to be released on Mon-Fri next week @ 22:45 (UK Time)
A little known, very early Jane Austen work, performed on the radio for the first time.
A beautiful and scheming widow seeks a husband for both herself and her shy and awkward daughter, while engaged in an affair with a married man.
Who will win the heart of the rich and handsome Reginald De Courcy? And will the truth about Lady Susan ever come out? These are the questions a teenaged Jane Austen posed in this early epistolary novella, published long after her death – the first of her many wise and witty studies of love and marriage, and the games people play.
Read by Emilia Fox, Anna Chancellor, Lucy Robinson and Theo Fraser Steele
Abridged by Eileen Horne
Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.
Duration: 15 minutes
First broadcast: Monday 23 September 2013
Episode 1: Monday @ 22.45 (UK Time)
Episode 2: Tuesday @ 22.45 (UK Time)
Episode 3: Wednesday @ 22.45 (UK Time)
Episode 4: Thursday @ 22.45 (UK Time)
Episode 5: Friday @ 22.45 (UK Time)