Margaret Forster

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the writer Margaret Forster. Her second novel - Georgy Girl - was published in the 1960s and made into a popular film; another 20 books - both fiction and non-fiction - followed and her recent biography of Daphne du Maurier attracted much critical acclaim. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her early life in Carlisle, the stresses of working motherhood and the problems of having her husband, Hunter Davies, formerly confined to a newspaper office, now working at home.

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

Favourite track: In The Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst/Rossetti
Book: A House For Mr Biswas by V S Naipaul
Luxury: Unlimited supply of A4 white paper & cartridges for fountain pen

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40 minutes

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Fri 9 Dec 1994 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestMargaret Forster

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