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Joanna Trollope

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the novelist Joanna Trollope. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how she made the move from writing historical romances to contemporary novels like The Rector's Wife, A Village Affair and A Spanish Lover, which have turned her into one of the country's most successful writers. She'll also be describing how she dislikes her books being described as 'aga-sagas' and discussing how much the events of her characters' lives mirror her own experiences.

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

Favourite track: Mass In C Minor - Laudamus Te by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: The Oxford Book of English Verse by Helen Gardiner
Luxury: A bed and white Egyptian sheets

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Aug 1995 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestJoanna Trollope

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