Lucy Honeychurch, accompanied by her vigilant cousin Charlotte Bartlett, makes her first foray into the world, touring Italy. Thrown into new and exhilarating situations, Lucy experiences a very different life to her usual existence in the countryside of southern England.
As her horizons widen and many of her Italian connections follow her homeward, Lucy, a talented pianist with a good brain, finds herself in a surprising emotional struggle. Caught between two men - the unconventional and spirited George Emerson, and sophisticated Cecil Vyse - Lucy is pulled between the social and sexual proprieties of her upbringing and the spontaneous promptings of her heart. But can she make the right choice?
This audio version of the classic novel is read by Juliet Stevenson, one of Britain's best-loved actresses.