Quentin Crewe

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the journalist and author Quentin Crewe. Since the age of 29, muscular dystrophy has left him in a wheelchair. Nevertheless, now 70, he can look back on a full and vivid life encompassing a 24,000 mile trip across South America and expeditions across the Sahara and the Saudi Arabian desert. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his travels, his close relationship with the Macmillan family, his work as a writer and restaurant critic and also his belief that disability need be no bar to a happy and fulfilled life.

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

Favourite track: String Quintet In C Major 163 by Franz Schubert
Book: Essays by Michel de Montaigne
Luxury: The cellar from Trinity College, Cambridge

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Fri 21 Jun 1996 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestQuentin Crewe

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