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Laurie Lee

Episode 2 of 3

Benedict Allen retraces author Laurie Lee's journey across Spain in 1935, which became the basis for Lee's celebrated travelogue As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning.

Explorer, writer and broadcaster Benedict Allen retraces part of author Laurie Lee's journey across Spain in 1935, which became the basis for his celebrated travelogue As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning.

Lee thought of himself first and foremost as a poet, and the book reveals a poet's sensibility in its meticulous, distilled observations of the country and people he quickly came to love.

Allen tries to find out whether Lee's evocative prose actually works as travel writing and Lee is revealed as an enigmatic, mercurial figure in the tradition of the wandering minstrel or troubadour, with a huge array of talents and an astonishing facility to charm.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 18 Mar 2009 01:15

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Role Contributor
Presenter Benedict Allen

Broadcasts

  • Thu 31 Jul 2008 21:00
  • Fri 1 Aug 2008 00:30
  • Fri 1 Aug 2008 03:00
  • Mon 4 Aug 2008 23:20
  • Sun 31 Aug 2008 02:20
  • Thu 16 Oct 2008 01:40
  • Wed 18 Mar 2009 00:45
  • Wed 18 Mar 2009 01:15