Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is the writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Born in Germany, she came to England as a refugee and moved to India as a young bride where she wrote her first film screenplay in 1961 - in eight days. Since then, she has written over 30 screenplays, all bar one in collaboration with the Merchant-Ivory partnership, including Heat and Dust, A Room with a View and The Remains of the Day.

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

Favourite track: Sanctus from B Minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Luxury: A chaise longue by a window

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45 minutes

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Fri 29 Jan 1999 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRuth Prawer Jhabvala

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