Dinah Roe talks about Christina Rossetti on Radio 3, ‘The Verb’
Listen on BBC iplayer. Show available until Friday, 23 December
Dinah Roe, author of a new book on the Rossettis, joins Ian and Gillian to discuss the poetry and life of the writer, daughter of the exiled Italian poet Gabriele Rossetti and Frances Polidori whose family lit up the cultural life of Victorian London. The National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke celebrates Christina Rossetti’s work and explains why Rossetti’s Christmas carol ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ is probably her favourite poem ever.
Producer Allegra McIlroy.