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Posy Simmonds

Posy Simmonds

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First broadcast: Sun 29 Jun 2008

Cartoonist

Kirsty Young's castaway this week the cartoonist, writer and illustrator Posy Simmonds. Her social observation and sharp wit gained a loyal following in The Guardian where - among their stripped pine, lentils and patchwork - she depicted the lives of prototype woolly liberals Wendy and George Weber. Since then she's gone on to create highly acclaimed children's books and also graphic novels Gemma Bovary and Tamara Drew.

Posy says she started drawing as soon as she could pick up a pencil and as a child was making magazines and little comics with titles like How to Turn Yourself Into an Up-to-Date Ted and How to Make Love and Be Loved in Four Easy Lessons. She remembers drawing as the perfect thing to do, because she could sit on her own and talk to herself.

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

Choices

Joseph Haydn

1.

Joseph Haydn

The Adagio from Haydn's Piano Sonata in E Minor

Composer: Joseph Haydn

Others who chose this artist

Cookham Church Choir

2.

Cookham Church Choir

In Dulci Jubilo

Performer: Cookham Church Choir

Georges Brassens

3.

Georges Brassens

Marinette

Performer: Georges Brassens

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Elvis Presley

4.

Elvis Presley

Don't Be Cruel

Performer: Elvis Presley

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Johann Sebastian Bach

5.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No. 197a: Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dove sono (from The Marriage of Figaro)

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Others who chose this artist

Mark O'Connor

7.

Mark O'Connor

God's Dear Son

Performer: Mark O'Connor

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G major - Prelude

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Book

Four volumes of the London Telephone Directory by

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Luxury item

The Crown Jewels

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