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Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Catherine Cookson

Catherine Cookson

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 08 Sep 1984

Novelist

Catherine Cookson is a very successful writer with 61 novels, all in print, to her name. But she was brought up in very poor circumstances on Tyneside by her mother, leaving school at the age of 13.
In conversation with Roy Plomley, she talks about her days 'in service', about how she came to run a workhouse laundry, how eventually she became a full-time novelist, and she chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Franz Anton Hoffmeister

4.

Franz Anton Hoffmeister

Flute Concerto in D

Performer: Franz Anton Hoffmeister

Others who chose this artist

Frédéric Chopin

5.

Frédéric Chopin

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy

Others who chose this artist

Franz Schubert

6.

Franz Schubert

Ave Maria (Ellens Gesang III), D839

Composer: Franz Schubert

Others who chose this artist

Adams/Wetherey

7.

Castaway's favourite

Adams/Wetherey

Thora

Performer: Adams/Wetherey

Peter Anders & Orchestra

8.

Peter Anders & Orchestra

Sei Nicht Bos (from Der Obersteiger)

Performer: Peter Anders & Orchestra

Book

Her own autobiography by

Others who chose this author

Occupations

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