Isabel Allende

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the novelist Isabel Allende. One of the most widely-read Latin American writers, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her native Chile, from where she is now voluntarily exiled, and about her childhood home where she lived with her clairvoyant grandmother and on which she based her first book The House of the Spirits.

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

Favourite track: Carmina Burana Ecce Gratum by Carl Orff
Book: All correspondence between her and her mother
Luxury: Paper and pencils

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40 minutes

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Fri 17 Sep 1993 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestIsabel Allende

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