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The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth,

The Absentee (Penguin Classics) - Maria Edgeworth
bookshelves: radio-4x, spring-2016, published-1811, regency-romp1811-1820, pecuniarilly-challenged
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from May 06 to 16, 2016



Description: Lady Clonbrony, determined to be accepted by fashionable London society, has sunk her family into debt to the moneylender, Mordecai. She wants her son to make a good marriage, but his affections are not to be bought.

Stars Stephen Rea as Lord Colambre, Anna Healy as Grace Nugent, TP McKenna as Lord Clonbrony Francine Mulrooney as Lady Clonbrony and Ben Onwukwe as Whipp.