‘That day its beauty was an affront to me, because, like most Englishwomen of my time, I was wishing for the return of a soldier.’
The Return of the Soldier is the first novel of English novelist Rebecca West. First published in 1918, it tells the story of Captain Chris Baldry, shell-shocked from the trenches of the First World War. The novel focuses on his mental trauma and its effects on the family, and the light it sheds on their fraught relationships.
This audio event is part of the monthly Wireless Contemplation series at the Fitzrovia Chapel. Come and listen to an audio presentation of an extract of The Return of the Soldier in the beautiful space of the chapel. This event is free and you don’t need a ticket. The speaker for this event is Kate Thorogood, Programme Curator for the chapel.