Sir Laurens Van Der Post

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is a writer, a traveller and an advisor to a Prince and Prime Minister.

Now nearly 90, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his early years in South Africa, his incarceration as a Japanese prisoner-of-war and his life-long campaign to save the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Piano Sonata No. 17 in Dm 'Tempest' by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: The Golden Bough by James Frazer
Luxury: Piano

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40 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 Jan 1997 12:15


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestSir Laurens van der Post

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