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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is a publisher.

Kaye Webb was made editor of Puffin Books in the 1960s, and held the job for nearly 20 years. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about those years and also about the crowded professional life which preceded them. As an assistant editor for the pocket magazine Lilliput in the 1930s, she commissioned contributions from distinguished authors such as Evelyn Waugh, George Bernard Shaw and Dylan Thomas.

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

Favourite track: Sea Pictures - Where Corals Lie by Edward Elgar
Book: Messages - poetry by Naomi Lewis
Luxury: Very big photograph album on a wheeling table

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40 minutes

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Fri 17 Dec 1993 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestKaye Webb

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