Tom Reiss's new book reveals that the father of the writer, Alexandre Dumas, led a life of derring-do that is captured in his son's novels. Today, relief at escaping the rigours of campaigning in Egypt turns to disillusion on reaching the Neapolitan coast.
Read by Hugh Quarshie.
Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.
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