Joan Armatrading

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This week's castaway on the mythical desert island is someone who welcomes the isolation her exile can offer - she is singer and songwriter Joan Armatrading. An intensely shy and private person, renowned for her powerfully emotional songs, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her first impressions of England when she arrived here as a small girl 31 years ago from the Caribbean. She'll also be discussing her music, and the fame which it has brought - something she still finds surprising, and often quite overwhelming.

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

Favourite track: Madame George by Van Morrison
Book: Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie
Luxury: Guitar

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40 minutes

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Sun 6 Aug 1989 12:15


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PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestJoan Armatrading

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