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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

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First broadcast: Sun 24 Jan 1999

Novelist, Screenwriter

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Born in Germany, she came to England as a refugee and moved to India as a young bride where she wrote her first film screenplay in 1961 - in eight days. Since then, she has written over 30 screenplays, all bar one in collaboration with the Merchant-Ivory partnership, including Heat and Dust, A Room with a View and The Remains of the Day.

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

Choices

Satyajit Ray

1.

Satyajit Ray

Shakespeare Wallah - End Titles

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Domenico Scarlatti

3.

Domenico Scarlatti

Harpsichord Sonata in E major

Soloist: Vladimir Horowitz

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Max Janowski

4.

Max Janowski

Avinu Malkeinu

Soloist: Hazzan Steven C Berke Choir: The Madrigal Choir of Munich

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Johann Sebastian Bach

5.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor - Sanctus

Choir: BBC Chorus Orchestra: The New Harmonia Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet

Orchestra: Julliard String Quartet

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Book

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Luxury item

A chaise longue by a window

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