Edna O'Brien

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The castaway this week is the Irish writer Edna O'Brien, whose first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960 to great acclaim. She's also become well-known for her appearances on radio and television. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, she looks back on her career and, in her choice of music, reveals a wide taste ranging from Elvis Presley to Carl Orff.

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

Favourite track: Canon In D by Johann Pachelbel
Book: Complete Encyclopaedia Britannica
Luxury: Cristal champagne

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 28 Aug 1987 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Parkinson
Interviewed GuestEdna O'Brien
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