The Jewel in the Crown
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: May 2010
Duration: 22 hours 42 minutes
The first volume in Paul Scott's historical tour-de-force opens in 1942 as the British fear both Japanese invasion and Indian demands for self-rule. In the Mayapore gardens, Daphne Manners, daughter of the provincial governor, leaves her Indian lover, who will soon be arrested for her alleged rape.