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Penelope Hobhouse

Penelope Hobhouse

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First broadcast: Sun 18 Dec 1994

Horticulturalist, Garden designer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is one of the country's famous experts on gardens and garden design, Penelope Hobhouse. She will be talking to Sue Lawley about her childhood in Ulster, where she was brought up steeped in the politics of the province. From there, she went to Cambridge, married, and settled down to look after the garden of the beautiful house in Somerset which marriage had brought with it. Twenty-five years later, she wrote her first book which was about that garden and since then she has been in constant demand as a lecturer and author.

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

Choices

Leonard Bernstein

1.

Leonard Bernstein

America (from West Side Story)

Composer: Leonard Bernstein

Others who chose this artist

James Galway & The Chieftains

2.

James Galway & The Chieftains

Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

Performer: James Galway & The Chieftains

Others who chose this artist

Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr

3.

Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr

I Know Where I Am Going

Performer: Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dove sono (from The Marriage of Figaro)

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Others who chose this artist

Mark Chichester-Clarke

5.

Mark Chichester-Clarke

Cello Suite Variation No 3

Performer: Mark Chichester-Clarke

Sir Edward Elgar

6.

Sir Edward Elgar

The Dream of Gerontius - Praise to the Holiest

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

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Andrew Wicks, John Birch, Lee Stevenson

7.

Andrew Wicks, John Birch, Lee Stevenson

The Lark in the Clear Air

Performer: Andrew Wicks, John Birch, Lee Stevenson

Joseph Haydn

8.

Joseph Haydn

The heavens are telling (from The Creation)

Composer: Joseph Haydn

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Golden Bowl by Henry James

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Laptop computer

Others who chose a similar luxury

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