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Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin

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First broadcast: Sun 09 Apr 2000

Biographer, Journalist

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Claire Tomalin. A writer and literary editor, she is probably best known for a series of acclaimed biographies of women, including Mary Wollstonecraft, and Jane Austin. She began working in the literary world late in life, after bringing up her family. This, and a series of personal tragedies, including the death of her husband and two of her children, has no doubt made her particularly sympathetic to the lives of literary women in the 19th century.

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

Choices

Richard Lloyd and Bill Lloyd

1.

Richard Lloyd and Bill Lloyd

Lake Isle of Innisfree - PRIVATE RECORDING

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sull'aria (from The Marriage of Figaro)

Soloist: Graziella Sciutti and Sena Jurinac

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Johann Sebastian Bach

3.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg variations - Variations Nos. 20 & 21

Soloist: Glenn Gould

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Ella Fitzgerald

4.

Ella Fitzgerald

In the Still of the Night

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Franz Schubert

6.

Franz Schubert

String Quartet No. 14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden' - 1st movement

Orchestra: Lindsay String Quartet

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Hómēros

7.

Hómēros

Illiad (End of Book 19)

Soloist: Derek Jacobi

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Joseph Haydn

8.

Joseph Haydn

Sinfonia Concertante For Violin, Cello, Oboe

Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of the Saare

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Book

Complete diaries by Samuel Pepys

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Luxury item

A garden

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Occupations

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