Gertrude Stein And The Liberation Fruitcake


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In 1944, Gertrude Stein bakes a liberation cake whilst reminiscing about the artists and writers she knows.

Angela Pleasance stars as the real-life American writer who socialised with leading figures from literature and art, including Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Henri Matisse.

Patricia Hannah's kitchen monologue mixes gossip, wartime politics and the true meaning of genius.

Director: Louise Dalziel.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

Gertrude Stein bakes a liberation cake while reminiscing about the artists she has met.