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This series, originally written for radio, I believe, is an utter delight. This is a really clever and very amusing rather than biting satire on the egocentric, self-indulgent and entitled Bloomsbury group. The central figure is Vera Sackcloth-Vest the thoroughly before-her-time trans author-come-garden designer-come-tyrant and her bipolar, reluctant lesbian friend Ginny Fox. Yes, this is about as subtle as a hedge-trimmer but therein lies the humour - the characters are exposed as hypocrites and sycophants with no malice whatsoever and instead through puns, double-entendres and the author's deft control, the 'literary geniuses' are presented as caricatures of the originals.
It's very merry, enduces very many chuckles and the historical aspects of the period are presented with a light touch and are rather enlightening. It'll certainly give you a very different perspective on the famous figures brought to life here.
There is a also a full and stellar cast; no weak spots AT ALL in the performances - simply genius casting. I've listened to this series again and again, can't wait for the next instalment and I simply cannot praise this highly enough.
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