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  • Ada Leverson

    Martyn Wade's dramatisation of Ada Leverson's witty and wonderful social comedy, as heard on BBC Radio, is a story of delightful and romantic entanglements set in Edwardian...read more

  • Ada Leverson

    It is the Summer of 1916 and the Little Ottleys, as that tall, fine-looking couple had been known, are a couple no longer ... Bruce, who headed off to the States with Madame Frabelle, has found life with her less than idyllic, and he returns to England (without her) in quick time. However, Edith is all ready to marry Aylmer. The divorce papers are drawn up and marriage plans are being made. When Bruce returns, Edith quickly realises that the poor man can't manage if he's left to his own idiotic devices. She doesn't love him. Aylmer is the love of her life and she is looking forward to making a new life with him but Bruce's hopelessness arouses pity and concern in her, as well as extreme...read more

  • Ada Leverson

    The first in a trilogy of books known together as 'The Little Ottleys', this is a sparkling social comedy set in Edwardian London. Ada Leverson was a great friend and staunch supporter of Oscar Wilde and shared his love for sharp, witty writing. Like Wilde, her work is characterised by a wonderful ear for dialogue and deft characterization. 'Love's Shadow' introduces us to Bruce and Edith Ottley and their friends, who are to all appearances living the bright and carefree lives of the well-to-do. But there are cracks appearing in the facade. Bruce is staggeringly self-obsessed, a hypochondriac and a spendthrift, and Edith must learn to manage her stubborn, exasperating husband. Meanwhile...read more

  • Ada Leverson

    once Upon A Time There Was A Beatrix, by Lavinia Murray. Combining fact with fantasy, we imagine a day in the life of the young Beatrix Potter as a child and glimpse the roots of her creativity. In 19th century London, Helen Beatrix Potter is 14 years...read more

  • Ada Leverson

    The second of the 'Little Ottleys' trilogy, an Edwardian comedy of manners. Several years have passed since the events in 'Love's Shadow', but Bruce Ottley is as difficult and irksome as ever. His beautiful wife Edith continues to gently manage his foibles, and regards him with a fond tolerance. But then she meets the enchanting - and very handsome - Aylmer Ross. The attraction between them is undeniable, and Edith's quiet serenity is shattered. Could this spell the end for the Ottley's marriage? Feather light, dialogue-packed and often tongue-in-cheek, this is a charming second instalment of a story which - despite its apparent superficiality - shows that Leverson had a keen understanding...read more