Listen at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bb89z 

Treffi 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. 

Producter Duncan Minshull. 

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