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David Lodge

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 21 April 1984

David Lodge, who has written several successful novels, including Changing Places and The British Museum is Falling Down, is Professor of Modern Literature at Birmingham University. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his work, which also includes writing revues for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and he chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Enigma Variations - No 9: Nimrod by Edward Elgar
Book: Ulysses by James Joyce
Luxury: Nymph in a Landscape by Palma Vecchio

Music Played

8 items
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No. 13 in G major 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

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    Miles of Aisles

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Enigma Variations - Nimrod

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

Credits

Presenter
Roy Plomley

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