Soames travels to Paris to make one last attempt to regain Irene and the detective agency think they have found the man involved in the affair.
Irene returns to London to seek Jolyon's help and the two become closer while Soames takes out some insurance with Annette's mother.
The spurned husband confronts the lovers at Robin Hill in a meeting which verges on violence and as devastating news comes from the Front more young Forsytes prepare to serve their country.
The The century turns and James, the oldest Forsyte, is sinking fast. Will he survive to hear news of an heir?
As the next generation of the family are born the Victorian age comes to an end. The Queen's funeral is witnessed by two newly married Forsyte couples but there is bitter division and little hope of reconciliation.
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"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent)
"Family sagas, from Icelandic to Aga, have diverted readers for centuries, but the Forsytes remain the brand leaders. The clever thing about this edition is that it comes in small, easily digestible portions. Peter Joyce, whose rhetorical resonance is perfect for his subject, has divided the saga into nine volumes, each lasting around five hours. Listen for yourselves. It was the dialogue that had me constantly rewinding.... their lives are eminently and endlessly fascinating." (Sue Arnold, The Guardian)
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