L.e.l. [Book Of The Week]

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0120190513

Lucasta Miller's account of an infamous female poet in ruthless times, London in the 1820s and '30s, is abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.

The dubious William Jerdan, editor of the Literary Gazette, takes on the responsibility of mentoring young Letitia Elizabeth Landon, who starts writing passionate verse for his magazine, signing off as a persona known as LEL.

But publication comes with conditions...

Reader Helena Bonham Carter
Producer Duncan Minshull

Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - London in the 1820s.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0220190514

Lucasta Miller's account of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - London in the 1820s and '30s.

LEL enjoys literary and social success with her collection 'The Improvisatrice'. She cultivates a 'boho' look and has her portrait done to embellish her status and persona. But such a status is followed by scandal, which must be denied, even covered up. Because her social circle is nothing if not hypocritical.

Reader Helena Bonham Carter
Producer Duncan Minshull

Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - 1820s-30s London.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0320190515

Lucasta Miller's account of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - London in the 1820s and '30s.

Time to leave behind the London gossip with a trip to Paris. There she meets some glittering talents, including Chateaubriand, Madame Tatsu and the German Heinrich Heine who is in exile. And on returning to England there is a rum encounter with the customs people...

Reader Helena Bonham Carter

Producer Duncan Minshull

Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - 1820s-30s London.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420190516

Lucasta Miller's account of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - London in the 1820s and '30s.

Secret families... Scandal... A fiancé who leaves her... And then the gossip intensifies. So when George Maclean enters the social scene and there is the possibility of marriage, it offers escape for Letitia. Escape meaning a life somewhere else.

Reader Helena Bonham Carter
Producer Duncan Minshull

Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - 1820s-30s London.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520190517

Lucasta Miller's account of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - London in the 1820s and '30s.

Letitia is getting older, her writing powers are diminishing, and she is afraid of the gossip swirling around her. Then she meets a man to marry, if that will actually solve things... and sets sail with him for West Africa. A lovely life is on the horizon?

Reader Helena Bonham Carter

Producer Duncan Minshull

Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - 1820s-30s London.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520190517

Lucasta Miller's account of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - London in the 1820's and 30's

Letitia is getting older, her writing powers are diminishing, and she is afraid of the gossip swirling around her. Then she meets a man to marry, if that will actually solve everything, and sets sail with him for West Africa. A lovely life is on the horizon?

Reader Helena Bonham Carter

Producer Duncan Minshull

Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - London 1820's - 30's

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Lucasta Miller's account of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - London in the 1820s and '30s.

Letitia is getting older, her writing powers are diminishing, and she is afraid of the gossip swirling around her. Then she meets a man to marry, if that will actually solve things... and sets sail with him for West Africa. A lovely life is on the horizon?

Reader Helena Bonham Carter

Producer Duncan Minshull

Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - 1820s-30s London.