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Karren Brady

Karren Brady

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First broadcast: Sun 30 Dec 2007

Businesswoman

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the businesswoman Karren Brady. She is known as the First Lady of Football - and it's a moniker that is well earned. When she became Managing Director of Birmingham City she was just 23 years old, the club was languishing in the second division and it was in dire financial straits. Fifteen years later, and it is in the Premier League and is one of the few clubs to turn a healthy profit.

Along the way Karren has married one of her players, had two children and overcome a life-threatening brain condition. She has always, she says, relied on her enthusiasm, determination and strength of character to see her through.

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

Choices

Carole King

1.

Carole King

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Performer: Carole King

Others who chose this artist

ABBA

2.

ABBA

Dancing Queen

Performer: ABBA

Others who chose this artist

Wham!

3.

Wham!

Last Christmas

Performer: Wham!

Others who chose this artist

The Jam

4.

The Jam

Town Called Malice

Performer: The Jam

Others who chose this artist

Meat Loaf

5.

Meat Loaf

I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)

Performer: Meat Loaf

Others who chose this artist

Lenny Kravitz

6.

Lenny Kravitz

Heaven Help

Performer: Lenny Kravitz

Others who chose this artist

Bonnie Tyler

7.

Castaway's favourite

Bonnie Tyler

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Performer: Bonnie Tyler

Others who chose this artist

Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

8.

Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

I'll Be Missing You

Performer: Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

Others who chose this artist

Book

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

My own pillow

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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