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A Cornish house with a fragrant lawn links five cousins through war and adulthood. Read by Sian Phillips.

August 1939 – the last summer of peace before the Second World War.

Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter are on a holiday visit to their Aunt Helena and Uncle Richard Cuthbertson, and their 10-year-old cousin Sophy.

The house - with a fragrant lawn stretching down to the Cornish cliffs - is the link between the five cousins which neither the war nor adulthood can break.

Published in 1984, Mary Wesley novel abridged in ten-parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.

Read by Sian Phillips.

Producer: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 Mar 2019 02:00

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