Fun, Fun Fun
Performer: The Beach Boys
Kirsty Young's castaway is the author Vikram Seth.
His novel A Suitable Boy was nearly a decade in the writing, but it was a huge and immediate hit and won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. He is now working on a follow-up novel called A Suitable Girl. He's due to finish work on it in 2013 - 20 years after the original work was published. The pace of work, he admits, is slow: "The sound of deadlines pushing past is one of the sounds that authors are most familiar with - it's very much in the gestational period."
Nightingales and Lancaster Bombers recorded in a Surrey Wood
Performer: BBC Sound Archive
Partita for Solo Violin No.3 in E Major
Thoughts While Travelling at Night
Performer: Mark Padmore
Performer: Amir Khan
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