Tales from the Vienna Woods
Orchestra: J. Strauss Orchestra of Vienna Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Presented byKirsty Young
Kingsley Amis won the 1986 Booker Prize for his novel The Old Devils. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about his childhood in South London, the success of his first published novel Lucky Jim, which he wrote when a lecturer at Swansea University, and his subsequent career as a don at Cambridge and then as a full-time novelist.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Kingsley Amis.
Performer: Troise and his Mandoliers
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