Ronald Blythe

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Admired as a keen observer and chronicler of rural life, Ronald Bythe is perhaps best known for his 'oral histories' - Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village, which won the Heinemann Award in 1969, and The View in Winter: Reflections on Old Age. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he talks about his life and work and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Die Wetterfahne by Franz Schubert
Book: Life of Johnson by James Boswell
Luxury: Lots of paper with pens

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45 minutes

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Fri 20 Apr 2001 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRonald Blythe

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