At nineteen, Sebastian is a duke and heir to a vast country estate. A deep sense of tradition binds him to his inheritance, though he loathes the social circus he is a part of. Deception, infidelity and greed hide beneath the glittering surface of good manners.
Among the guests at a lavish party are two people who will change Sebastian's life: Lady Roehampton, who will initiate him in the art of love; and Leonard Anquetil, a polar explorer who will lead Sebastian and his free-spirited sister Viola to question their destiny....
A portrait of fashionable society at the height of the era, The Edwardians revealed all that was glamorous about the period - and all that was to lead to its downfall.
Carole Boyd reads Vita Sackville West's classic novel of elegance and decadence. Download and start listening now!