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A sprawling BBC saga of wealth, passion, and power, set in the palatial country houses and grand Mayfair salons of mid-Victorian England. Chronicles twenty years in the life of an aristocratic dynasty moving through high society in the heyday of Queen Victoria's reign. Based on Anthony Trollope's six political novels-called the finest sequence of fiction ever written about British Parliamentary life.
David Powlett-Jones, a young Welshman, returns from the trenches of World War I disillusioned and suffering from shellshock. Accepted as a teacher at an elite boys boarding school, David fears he won't last. Luckily, the faith of the headmaster who hired him proves well-founded. Over the course of his 20-year rise through the ranks of the school, he finds and loses love with several women.
A string of mysterious deaths catapults Dalgliesh into a maze of mystery, blackmail and murder.
Clouds of Witness - Death hits close to home when Lord Peter's future brother-in-law is murdered. Complicating matters is the man who stands accused: Gerald Wimsey, Lord Peter's brother. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club - When a member of the prominent Bellona Club dies on the same day as his sister, Lord Peter must determine who will inherit a sizeable fortune. Bonus features included.
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The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams.