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From BBC Radio 4 Extra - 4 Extra DebutStory of a beautiful and wealthy Australian girl who marries into the English aristocracy at a time of great change to the traditional order. With Juliet Aubrey, Jonathan Firth and Angela Pleasence.
14 JAN 2015 - recommended by Bettie. Link here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0076pv1
This is an absolute stunning story that has blown me away. It took me over a month to finish it because I didn't want it to end. Martin Boyd is such a beautiful and talented writer that I felt I was actually there, I felt like I had been consumed into the book and I fell so in love with these characters and felt the pain of their heartbreak and struggles. A brief plot summary:The book starts out in the 1850s. We're introduced to William Vane (lucindas grandfather) who has to move from England to Australia after he develops and unsavory reputation. There he marries a rich woman and has a son named Fred. Fred grows up to marry Julie, the daughter of Williams old English enemy. Upon the return of their honeymoon they find that William has died leaving nothing but debt behind. Fred and Julie start out their marriage terribly poor and unhappy and from there the book follows them as they struggle to build their fortune and Julie climbs her way to the top of the social ladder. Fast forward to their second child, Lucinda, on the eve of her 18th birthday, experiencing her first romance, and then her marriage to English man Hugo Brayford. We follow the couple to England where the rest of the book takes place and the plot focuses on Hugo's family, lucindas social life which becomes somewhat of a prison, their infidelity, and WWI. The majority of the book focuses on these events.Fast forward again to lucindas son Stephen being in his early 20s. The events than focus on his relationships with his family, his friends, his marriage to a Vane family member, and WW2.
Noticing the diversity of ratings here (a couple of 5s, 3s and2s) caused me to remember why I didn't particularly like thisbook myself. Many, many years ago I had listened avidly to thiswhen it was serialized on the radio - over 30 years later I couldvaguely remember it being about the war and a young conscientiousobjector, Lucinda's only son Stephen but of course it was aboutmuch more, being a sweeping epic of the shaky relationship betweenAustralia and England between the wars.The book was mainly about Lucinda and she was a less than thrillingheroine, brought up to believe that what society thought of youwas the most important thing - she was really quite a shallow,selfish woman to be centre stage in this epic novel. Lucinda isthe daughter of the Vanes, a self made family who have made theirwealth "off the sheep's back" and buy a Toorak mansion so themother (a rabid society climber) can live the life she feels isher and her children's due. Lucinda is propelled into marriagewith Captain Hugo Brayford, presumably the "catch of the season"but the marriage is doomed from the start. Brayford has marriedLucinda for her wealth and doesn't intend to give up his mistress.To me, this book is pure soap opera, with a few well chosen comments on the back cover calling Martin Boyd "an AustralianGalsworthy" and comparing the book to "Of Human Bondage" to makethe reader believe they are in for a high class treat.With Hugo not stopping his pleasure, Lucinda also takes a lover- phlegmatic Pat, but because she is too happy with the aristocracy and good life she has married into she allows thingsto drift along until Pat finally marries someone else - youngerand available. Then there is the scandal involving lovely Ann whowould be perfect for Bill, but of course cannot marry him because .....One of the more interesting characters, Tony, is initially thoughtof as a suitable husband for Lucinda but she and her family havebigger fish to fry and he just sort of peters out of the story.
A completely charming novel of three generations of Australians, the Vanes and the Brayfords, who struggle to find their place in Australian 'society' around the turn of the century (pre WWI), then again in pre- and post war England (WWII). If you are a fan of the Brontes, Henry James, Edith Wharton, or any late 19th-early 20th C literature dealing with class, relationships, manners or society, you will enjoy this novel. There is a social-climbing mother who is really quite funny in her airs and pretenses. The humor is subtle and very dry.The poor reviews seem to compare it to either a radio or tv mini-series, but I believe the writing holds up very well and stands on its own. If you are interested in early Australian literature, and observations of cultural differences between Australia and England, you will get a lot out of this book.
Lucinda Brayford by Martin Boyd (1948)