Gloomsbury By Sue Limb
- Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, Nigel Planer, Roger Lloyd Pack, Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy, John Sessions, full cast
- Series: Gloomsbury
- Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
- Release date: 02-20-20
Gloomsbury By Sue Limb AudioBook summary
Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb’s wickedly funny comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th Century.
The series follows the fortunes of Vera Sackcloth-Vest – writer, gardener and cross-dresser – and her urge to escape from the tranquillity of the rather cramped little castle in Kent which she shares with her doting but ambiguous husband, Harry, who is ‘something in the Foreign Office’. Vera’s heart is forever surging with exotic passion, either for Ginny Fox, a highly-strung novelist who adores her, or the beautiful but shallow Venus Traduces.
As the scene shifts from Kent to London, and Cornwall to Monaco, this close-knit coterie is divided by misunderstandings, jealousies and rows, whilst the colourfully chaotic characters are joined by such sort-of familiar figures as D.H. Lollipop, T.S. Jellitot, Sigmund Void, George Gurnard Shaw, Dorothy Barker, Al Padrone, James Voyce and Ernest Hammingaway.