Rosa Rankin-Gee grew up in Kensal Rise, London, but now lives by the Parc de Belleville in Paris. In 2010, she was one of Esquire magazine's '75 Brilliant Young Brits'. In 2011, she won Shakespeare & Company's international Paris Literary Prize. Rosa Rankin-Gee runs a night-bird version of a Book Club, where up to 300 people come to swap books and drink cocktails in the former home of George Bizet. Rosa Rankin-Gee's debut novel is The Last Kings of Sark. Also in this episode, Jonathan Meades shares his admiration for Le Corbusier and Brutalism, and an excerpt from Public Record: Estuary by artist Julian Hopper.
First broadcast on 16th November 2013.