Rachel Redford

An epic performance that brings a lost novelist back to life

A review of The Herries Chronicles, by Hugh Walpole, narrated by Peter Joyce. Walpole’s dramatic chronicle of the Herries family is brilliantly recreated

English novelist Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884 - 1941) leaning against his fireplace where a fine model of a horse is displayed. Original Publication: People Disc - HM0059 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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