A Group of Noble Dames


Read by Libby Gohn

(4.5 stars; 27 reviews)

The pedigrees of our county families, arranged in diagrams on the pages of county histories, mostly appear at first sight to be as barren of any touch of nature as a table of logarithms. But given a clue—the faintest tradition of what went on behind the scenes, and this dryness as of dust may be transformed into a palpitating drama. Out of such pedigrees and supplementary material most of the following stories have arisen and taken shape. (Summary adapted from the preface) (6 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:26 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the First: The First Countess of Wessex (part 1) 44:48 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the First: The First Countess of Wessex (part 2) 51:48 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Second: Barbara of the House of Grebe (part 1) 32:01 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Second: Barbara of the House of Grebe (part 2) 43:27 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Third: The Marchioness of Stonehenge 33:24 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Fourth: Lady Mottisfont 35:35 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Fifth: The Lady Icenway 25:36 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Sixth: Squire Petrick's Lady 22:51 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Seventh: Anna, Lady Baxby 15:04 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Eighth: The Lady Penelope 22:38 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Ninth: The Duchess of Hamptonshire 30:34 Read by Libby Gohn
Dame the Tenth: The Honourable Laura 52:13 Read by Libby Gohn

Reviews

A very satisfying read

(5 stars)

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