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HEYER, G.: Grand Sophy (The) (Abridged)


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HEYER, G.: Grand Sophy (The) (Abridged)

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild- mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind- hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humourless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving. With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

Disc 1

  The Grand Sophy (Abridged)
1.   Chapter 1 00:06:36
2.   'That's good,' said Sir Horace. 00:04:14
3.   'I do not properly understand entails,' said his sister… 00:05:03
4.   The Honourable Charles Rivenhall was twenty - six years old… 00:07:30
5.   Chapter 2 00:05:57
6.   Four of the family sat down at the huge table… 00:04:00
7.   Chapter 3 00:06:44
8.   She turned again towards her aunt… 00:06:27
9.   Since Sophy was far too intelligent to suppose… 00:05:19
10.   The Honourable Eugenia Wraxton was a slender young woman… 00:05:47
11.   Chapter 4 00:04:26
12.   Breakfast was served, at Ombersley House, in a parlour… 00:06:32
13.   It was nearly half an hour later when the curricle again came… 00:05:39
14.   Chapter 5 00:04:05

Disc 2

  The Grand Sophy (Abridged)
1.   Mr. Rivenhall, meanwhile, had gone off to visit his betrothed. 00:06:07
2.   In this sedate way they rode side by side down the tan… 00:05:44
3.   Chapter 6 00:06:09
4.   'Do you know my cousin well, sir' asked Sophy. 00:06:36
5.   Upon her arrival in Berkeley Square… 00:04:04
6.   'One of two things must happen. Either she will grow weary…' 00:04:13
7.   Chapter 7 00:03:50
8.   Miss Wraxton, treasuring up these hasty words… 00:05:32
9.   Miss Wraxton, vouchsafing no answer, climbed down… 00:05:50
10.   Chapter 8 00:07:07
11.   Once beyond the narrow streets he let his horses lengthen… 00:05:06
12.   At this moment Cecilia and Sir Vincent came round a corner… 00:05:40

Disc 3

  The Grand Sophy (Abridged)
1.   Chapter 9 00:04:42
2.   It was plain from the outset… 00:04:56
3.   Sophy's eyes followed Cecilia and Mr. Fawnhope… 00:05:58
4.   Chapter 10 00:06:12
5.   Sophy was met on her arrival in Berkeley Square… 00:05:28
6.   It was at this inappropriate moment… 00:04:03
7.   Chapter 11 00:06:46
8.   Upon the following day, she sallied forth quite unaccompanied… 00:06:02
9.   Chapter 12 00:05:35
10.   As she spoke, the door opened behind her… 00:04:05
11.   Not many minutes later, Sophy, reading in the Yellow Parlour… 00:04:16
12.   Chapter 13 00:05:05
13.   This reproof had the effect of making Mr. Rivenhall recollect… 00:03:30

Disc 4

  The Grand Sophy (Abridged)
1.   Chapter 14 00:05:28
2.   Another regular caller was Mr. Fawnhope… 00:04:59
3.   Chapter 15 00:07:26
4.   The immediate outcome of all this cogitation… 00:06:38
5.   Chapter 16 00:07:24
6.   Lacy Manor, which lay a little way off the turnpike road… 00:06:07
7.   Chapter 17 00:04:44
8.   Lord Bromford was ushered into the room. 00:05:36
9.   Chapter 18 00:07:07
10.   The door at the back of the hall opened to admit the Marquesa… 00:06:58
11.   Within half an hour, Sophy, seated at the table in the hall… 00:05:19
12.   Those best acquainted with Mr. Rivenhall's powers of self - expression… 00:05:31

Total Playing Time: 04:44:12

Heyer, Georgette

Wille, Clare

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0065

Barcode: 9781843795445

Physical Release: 2011

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