Flaneuse - Women Who Walk The Cities

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012016080820160809 (R4)

Lauren Elkin describes how the pavements of Paris and New York are different.

In her new book, abridged for radio by Penny Leicester, the author Lauren Elkin strolls great cities, thinking about distinguished women who did the same..

She loves the word FLANEUR and then the female version - FLANEUSE. But historically who were these types, and is there a flaneuse today? She also recalls her youthful struggles to walk the New York suburbs.

Reader Julianna Jennings

Producer Duncan Minshull.

022016080920160810 (R4)

In her new book Lauren Elkin strolls great cities, thinking about distinguished women who did the same.

She describes her own walks through London's Bloomsbury, which takes her back to when Virginia Woolf covered the same route, in her life and in her novels.

Reader Julianna Jennings

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Author Lauren Elkin describes her own walks through London's Bloomsbury.

032016081020160811 (R4)

Lauren Elkin describes Paris and reflects on an earlier age and the remarkable George Sand

In her new book Lauren Elkin strolls great cities, thinking about distinguished women who did the same.

She describes Paris, which is THE great walking city. Beneath today's concrete lies cobblestones, which gets her thinking about an earlier age and the remarkable George Sand, who in the 1800's promenaded around in gentleman's clothes.

Reader Julianna Jennings

Producer Duncan Minshull.

042016081120160812 (R4)

Lauren Elkin explores watery Venice and the renowned artist Sophie Calle.

Author Lauren Elkin strolls great cities, thinking about distinguished women who did the same..

She spent time in Venice, researching a novel. And here she recalls the artist Sophie Calle, who came to the city to 'follow' a man called 'Henri B'. All in the name of creativity of course..

Reader Julianna Jennings

Producer Duncan Minshull.

052016081220160813 (R4)

Lauren Elkin recalls 'Jinx Allen' and Ruth Orkin in Florence. Then it is back to New York.

Author Lauren Elkin strolls great cities, thinking about distinguished women who did the same.

There's an intriguing photograph of 'Jinx Allen', taken in Florence by Ruth Orkin, and it's mysteries are now revealed. Then some reveries after wandering the sidewalks of New York..

Reader Julianna Jennings

Producer Duncan Minshull.