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Book of the Week, Three Houses Episode 1 of 5

A beautifully nostalgic childhood memoir of Britain in the late 1890s, written by the eminent author Angela Thirkell.
She recalls in rich detail, and with a delightful sense of humour, the three houses which were seminal to her youth.

The first is The Grange in North End Lane, Fulham, which was home to her grandfather, the pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones. She recalls that every Sunday her grandparents kept open house for their friends and that, given the chance, she would slip away from the august gathering to explore her grandfather's studio: "Sinister people called models lived there who had trays taken up to them at lunch and tea-time".

Read by Sian Thomas.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Christmas Eve 2012 09:45

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