Lord Weidenfeld

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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a publisher; a man who came to this country 52 years ago with a 16/6d postal order in his pocket and very poor English. Over half a century later, he is a cultured and successful businessman, renowned for his glittering parties and wide circle of eminent friends, many of whom write books for him. He is Lord Weidenfeld, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his rise from being an impoverished immigrant, to becoming one of Britain's leading intellectual and social figures.

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

Favourite track: Don Giovanni - The Quintet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Luxury: Armchair with coffee machine & rescue signal

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40 minutes

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Fri 2 Feb 1990 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLord Weidenfeld

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