A Perpetual Love Affair

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01Byron In Venice2010050520150225 (BBC7)
20150226 (BBC7)

Mark Meadows reads from a selection of Byron's letters from Venice.

Henry James described his relationship with Venice as "a perpetual love affair," and in Bryon's case this is very apt. Byron arrived in Venice in 1816, following great scandal in England. He had not meant to stay long but soon fell in love - notably with the wife of his landlord - and his letters chronicle the development both of this affair and of his eccentric decision to learn Armenian.

This selection of Byron's letters is read by Mark Meadows.

Abridged and produced in Bristol by Christine Hall.

Henry James described his relationship with Venice as a perpetual love affair," and in Bryon's case this is very apt.

Byron arrived in Venice in 1816, following great scandal in England.

He had not meant to stay long but soon fell in love - notably with the wife of his landlord - and his letters chronicle the development both of this affair and of his eccentric decision to learn Armenian.

02Henry James' Venice2010050720150226 (BBC7)
20150227 (BBC7)

Henry James considered his relationship with Venice "a perpetual love affair."

Selina Cadell reads a selection of James's writing about the city he loved.

Abridged and produced by Christine Hall.

Selina Cadell reads from a selection of Henry James' writing about Venice.

03 LASTJan Morris's Venice2010051620150227 (BBC7)
20150228 (BBC7)

Henry James felt that the inevitable relationship with Venice was a perpetual love affair", and certainly many writers have found that to be true.

In today's piece about the city, travel writer Jan Morris notes particularly the children of Venice - and the cats.

The reader is Selina Cadell, and the programme is abridged and produced by Christine Hall.

Selina Cadell reads extracts from Jan Morris' 1960 collection Venice.".

Selina Cadell reads some of Jan Morris's travel writing about Venice.

In today's piece about the city, travel writer Jan Morris notes particularly the children of Venice - and the cats. The reader is Selina Cadell, and the programme is abridged and produced by Christine Hall.