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Fleur Cowles

Fleur Cowles

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First broadcast: Sat 18 Jun 1983

Writer, Painter

Fleur Cowles began her career as a columnist on one of the New York papers and before long she became the Associate Editor of the magazine Look. She became very influential and, in 1953, President Eisenhower asked her to be his personal ambassador to the UK for the Coronation. Before long, she made her home here and took up writing books and painting professionally. She has since had 34 exhibitions of her work.

In conversation with Roy Plomley, she talks about her fascinating life and 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

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

1.

Castaway's favourite

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Promenade & Tuileries (from Pictures at an Exhibition)

Composer: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

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Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly

2.

Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly

True Love

Performer: Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly

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Victor Valencia

3.

Victor Valencia

Dolencias

Performer: Victor Valencia

Camille Saint-Saëns

4.

Camille Saint-Saëns

Carnival of the Animals

Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns

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Enrique Granados

5.

Enrique Granados

Andaluza (Dance No. 5) (from Danzas españolas)

Composer: Enrique Granados

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Giacomo Puccini

7.

Giacomo Puccini

Sola, perduta, abbandonata (from Manon Lescaut)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

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Leonard Bernstein

8.

Leonard Bernstein

Psalm 131

Composer: Leonard Bernstein

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Book

Blank paper by

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Luxury item

Painting materials

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