Penelope Lively

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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of Britain's leading writers, Penelope Lively. Author of eight novels, two of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize and one which won her the prize in 1987, Moon Tiger, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her early childhood in Egypt, her philistine English boarding school and the sources of inspiration for her characters and books.

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

Favourite track: Ruhe Sanft, Mein Holdes Leben (from Zaide) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Luxury: Binoculars

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40 minutes

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Fri 22 Sep 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestPenelope Lively

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