Juliet Stevenson reads F. M. Mayor's unfairly Neglected Classic The Rector's Daughter, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair.
From the BBC website: "F. M. Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare thing – a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' Neglected Classics."
The first episode will be broadcast tonight (Monday 28th June) at 22:45 on BBC Radio 4. See the BBC Radio 4 Website for more information.