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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

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First broadcast: Sun 15 Jan 2012

Writer and Historian

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer and historian Paul Johnson.

He writes, he says, out of a desire to 'put things right' and more than fifty books and thousands of articles have flowed from his pen. His opinions have provoked, offended and enraged plenty of people over the years and sweeping works about modernity, morality, art and philosophy, sit alongside fiercely opinionated biographies and essays. He says: "I like to be, in general, in agreement with what most people think, but I also like to be a little bit independent and individual and, thank God, I've been allowed to do that all my writing life."

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ave, Verum Corpus

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Lesley Garrett

2.

Lesley Garrett

None but the lonely heart

Performer: Lesley Garrett

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Leslie

3.

Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson

These Foolish Things

Performer: Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson

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Shirley Temple

4.

Shirley Temple

Animal Crackers in my Soup

Performer: Shirley Temple

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Ron Grainer

5.

Ron Grainer

Theme from Maigret

Performer: Ron Grainer

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George Formby

6.

George Formby

The Window Cleaner (When I’m Cleaning Windows)

Performer: George Formby

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Patsy Cline

7.

Patsy Cline

Crazy

Performer: Patsy Cline

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Margaret Whiting

8.

Castaway's favourite

Margaret Whiting

Look for the Silver Lining

Performer: Margaret Whiting

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Book

A big atlas by

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Luxury item

Watercolour paints and paper

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