This Real Night

  • by Rebecca West
  • Narrated by Harriet Carmichael
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Acknowledged as Rebecca West's fictional masterpiece, The Fountain Overflows introduces the crisis-ridden Aubrey family. This Real Night continues their remarkable story. It is the early 1900s. With the disappearance of Piers, her feckless and gambling husband, and the sale of some valuable paintings, Clare Aubrey has a firmer grip on the purse strings. Rose and Mary are at Music College, struggling for artistic perfection, while the self-assured Cordelia has fallen into the role of art dealer's assistant. Richard Quin, beloved younger brother, is contemplating Oxford. The children's coming of age, with its gradual acceptance of love and loss, becomes all the more poignant as the events of the First World War gather pace....

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Gorgeous and brilliant.

Would you listen to This Real Night again? Why?

I have already. And I read all three in this trilogy as well.


Who was the most memorable character of This Real Night and why?

The family mother.


Any additional comments?

Just stunning. One of my overall favorites. I read the trilogy when I was in my 20s and, now in my 50s I have listened to them. They are more amazing than I remember.

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- Miranda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios