Lucinda Brayford

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Lucinda Brayford
1948 US edition
(publ. E.P. Dutton)
Author Martin Boyd
Country Australia
Language English
Publisher Cresset Press (UK)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 546 pp
Preceded by Nuns in Jeopardy
Followed by Such Pleasure

Lucinda Brayford (1946) is a novel by Australian author Martin Boyd.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The story of a beautiful woman set mainly in Melbourne, Victoria and England from the early 1900s to the Second World War. Lucinda Vane was born into a wealthy Melbourne family. She spurns the love of a distinguished family friend, Tony Duff, to marry the dashing Aide-de-camp to the Governor, Hugo Brayford. Lucinda's life of ease is replaced by hardship when Hugo takes her to England just before the first World War. She then realises that her husband married her for her money, and he has a mistress.[2]

Film adaptation[edit]

Lucinda Brayford
Based on novel by Martin Boyd
Written by Cliff Green
Directed by John Gauci
Starring Wendy Hughes
Sam Neill
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 4 x 1 hour
Producer(s) John Gauci
Original network ABC
Original release 15 June 1980

This novel was adapted for a television mini-series in 1980, produced by Oscar Whitbread, directed by John Gauci, the screenplay by Cliff Green, and featured Wendy Hughes as Lucinda, and Sam Neill as Tony Duff.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Austlit - Lucinda Brayford by Martin Boyd
  2. ^ Boyd, Martin (1948-01-01). Lucinda Brayford. E.P.Dutton. 
  3. ^ IMDB
  4. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p202
  5. ^ "LOVELY LUCINDA.". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 11 June 1980. p. 138 Supplement: FREE Your TV Magazine. Retrieved 8 August 2013.