E P Thompson

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the historian EP Thompson. As a lifelong peace campaigner, Edward Thompson enjoys making history as much as writing about it. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his disillusionment with the Communist Party, how and why he founded the magazine which has become The New Left Review, and enjoying his carefully-selected eight records.

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

Favourite track: Carolan's Receipt by Derek Bell
Book: Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake
Luxury: Typewriter and paper

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Nov 1991 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestE P Thompson

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