iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Episode 3

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Episode 3

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 January 2013

Haydn Gwynne reads from Lucy Hughes-Hallett's biography of this remarkable Italian poet and political agitator whose words triggered riots.

Peace for d'Annunzio spells disaster and in 1919 he looks to further his military ambitions.

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

  • Music details

    Opening and closing music
    Track 13: Etude in D sharp minor, Op. 8, No.12
    Composer: Alexander Scriabin
    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson
    Label: Bridge Records


More from Books at the BBC

Books at BBC logo

Author interviews, readings, documentaries and highlights from the BBC's books content

Sample our books and authors Clip Collection

Clips of Books Content

Interviews, previews and reviews

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss