Elizabeth Jane Howard

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard. In 1950, her first novel The Beautiful Visit was published. Now, some 45 years later and after many other books, she has just completed the concluding book of The Cazalet Chronicles. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the problems of combining writing and marriage; she abandoned her three marriages - her first husband, being the naturalist Peter Scott, and her last, the writer Kingsley Amis; and she'll be ruminating on the nature of love and who might experience it.

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

Favourite track: Requiem Dies Irae by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: All the sonatas by Scarlatti
Luxury: Piano

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40 minutes

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Fri 28 Jun 1996 09:05

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Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestElizabeth Jane Howard

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