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Terry Pratchett

Sue Lawley's castaway is fantasy author Terry Pratchett.

He's created a world full of wizards and witches, and his most popular character is Death. The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is one of Britain's best-selling authors. Terry Pratchett has written over 30 books, and sells more than one million copies each year. But as he tells Sue Lawley this week, he will never win the Booker Prize because, in this country, fantasy fiction is frowned upon.

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

Favourite track: Thomas The Rhymer by Steeleye Span
Book: Edible Plants of the South Seas by Emile Massal
Luxury: The Chrysler Building

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40 minutes

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Sun 9 Feb 1997 12:15

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Dream of a witches sabbath (from Symphonie fantastique)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Eugene Goossens

    • Berlioz Symophonie Fantastique.
    • Everest.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Steeleye Span

      Thomas The Rhymer

      • Now We Are Six.
      • Chrysalis.
  • Bernard Miles

    The Race For The Rhinegold Stakes

    • The Race For The Rhinegold Stakes.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Voi che sapete (from The Marriage of Figaro)

    Soloist: Yvonne Minton Orchestra: The BBC Symphony Orchestra

    • Le Nozze Di Figaro.
    • Philips.
  • Meat Loaf

    Bat Out Of Hell

    • The Best Rock Anthems In The World Ever.
    • Virgin.
  • Icehouse

    Great Southern Land

    • Icehouse - Great Southern Land.
    • Chrysalis.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons Op 8

    Soloist: Itzhak Perlman Orchestra: The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons.
    • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • Edible Plants of the South Seas - Emile Massal

  • Kitaro

    Theme From Silk Road

    • Kitaro - 10 Years.
    • Geffen Records.
  • Luxury Choice

    • The Chrysler Building

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Terry Pratchett

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