Memories - From Moscow To The Black Sea

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Unrest in Moscow, but a 'reading tour' of Ukraine offers Teffi and other artists a way out

Teffi was a famous Russian writer in the early 1900's, forced to flee her country. And this is the story of her eventful flight, which is newly translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Marie Jackson and Irina Steinberg. It is abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

Unrest and anxiety in Moscow as the Bolsheviks gather, but a 'reading tour' of Ukraine offers Teffi and other artists a way out. Time to take the train..

Reader Tracy-Ann Oberman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

022016051720160518 (R4)

Teffi was a famous Russian writer in the early 1900's, forced to flee her country. And this is the story of her eventful flight, translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Marie Jackson, Irina Steinberg. It is abridged for radio by Katrin Williams..

On the train to Kiev, away from the Bolsheviks. And Gooskin the indefatigable organiser gets the author and others out of various scrapes..

Reader Tracy-Ann Oberman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

On the train to Kiev and forced to give an impromptu recital by 'Our Robespierre'.

032016051820160519 (R4)

Teffi was a famous Russian writer in the early 1900's, forced to flee her country. And this is the story of her eventful flight, which is newly translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Marie Jackson and Irina Steinberg. It is abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

Arrival in Kiev, with its sunny days and familiar faces, but a scourge of White Russians is approaching. When will Petlyura get here?

Reader Tracy-Ann Oberman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Kiev is reached on a sunny day, but many here are dreading the arrival of Petlyura.

042016051920160520 (R4)

Teffi was a famous Russian writer in the early 1900's, forced to flee her country. And this is the story of her eventful flight, which is newly translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Marie Jackson and Irina Steinberg. It is abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

On to Odessa, where the author encounters General Grishin-Almazov, sniffer-outer of local bandits, who 'loved literature and theatre'. And wasn't he once an actor?

Reader Tracy-Ann Oberman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

On to Odessa, where the author encounters grey-eyed General Grishin-Almazov.

052016052020160521 (R4)

Teffi was a famous Russian writer in the early 1900s, forced to flee her country. And this is the story of her eventful flight, which is newly translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Marie Jackson and Irina Steinberg. It is abridged for radio by Katrin Williams.

Sliding down the map, far from Moscow.. the author ends up in Novorossiisk.. where's that? Then she thinks about places even further afield, as the homeland 'slips away from us'.

Reader Tracy-Ann Oberman

Reader Duncan Minshull.

Sliding down the map, far from Moscow, the author ends up in Novorossiisk.