The castaway in Desert Island Discs is the explorer Christina Dodwell. Born in West Africa, she spent her early years running wild in the Bush. When her family returned to Camberley and the restriction of English boarding schools, Christina reacted by being expelled from a large number of them. She later ran away from the restrictions of London life in search of adventure on the African subcontinent, and she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her subsequent travels, the exhilaration of the lone voyager, the joy and the fear.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: One Of These Days by Pink Floyd
Book: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Luxury: Pen and paper
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