Such Sweet Possession: The Life and Loves of “Gentleman Jack”, Anne Lister: A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2019
2 hours 17 minutes
Meet Anne Lister, the 18th Century landowner, industrialist, explorer, lesbian and feminist icon. This is her story...

Anne was different from society’s expectations of a woman at the time: she not only did not wish to marry, but she also did not want to conform. Anne was only interested in women and had ‘marriage’ ceremonies with Mariana Lawton and later Ann Walker. She spent a great deal of time studying, managed her own estates, sought business opportunities, travelled widely and climbed mountains

In this full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation written by Mary Cooper and starring Deborah McAndrew as Anne, we meet the serial diarist as she describes her life, her loves and the societal changes happening around her.


Anne......Deborah McAndrew
Isabella......Helen Schlesinger
Mariana......Kaye Wragg
Eliza......Rina Mahoney

Produced and directed by Nadia Molinan.
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