The case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce has ground its way through the courts for generations. At its heart are Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, who find love - and terrible loss - through their involvement in the endless battle.
Meanwhile, her friend Esther Summeson, who believes she is an orphan, gradually discovers the truth of her identity. The court case throws out a web ensnaring all who come near it, including Lady Dedlock, the menacing lawyer Tulkingham, detective Bucket and tragic little waif Jo.
Secrets emerge, crimes are committed and love affairs bloom. But will anyone ever benefit from the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce?
Bit of a boring book but great reader
This book can be fairly dreary to read, but Hugh Dickinson makes even Bleak House interesting to listen to.
One of my favourite books and this did not disappoint. It is read sensitively and very very well - and how does one man come up with so many voices? Thoroughly recommended.