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Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 09 May 2010

Novelist

The writer Fay Weldon joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

The author of dozens of novels, essays and radio and TV dramas, she says she spends so much time inventing characters and storylines that the distinction between fact and fiction has become blurred.

As a child, Fay Weldon believed she had a second sight - seeing people who weren't there and hearing voices that no-one else could hear. As an adult, her perceptive nature has served her well too and she says: "I think I know what goes on in other people's heads - more than most people do."

Choices

Jerry Lee Lewis

1.

Castaway's favourite

Jerry Lee Lewis

Rockin' My Life Away

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Franz Schubert

2.

Franz Schubert

Heidenröslein, D257

Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore

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Buffy Sainte-Marie

3.

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Little Wheel Spin and Spin

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Dick Curless

4.

Dick Curless

A Tombstone Every Mile

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Sarah Walker, Henry Hereford and Guildford Choral Society

5.

Sarah Walker, Henry Hereford and Guildford Choral Society

Antiphon

Andra Sparks and Nick Weldon

6.

Andra Sparks and Nick Weldon

People We Once Knew

Nick Fox

7.

Nick Fox

Worst Fears

Artist: Lynda Hayes

Book

Kennedy's Latin Primer by Benjamin Hall Kennedy

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Luxury item

Shotgun

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 23 Feb 1980

Novelist

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Fay Weldon.

Choices

Robert Schumann

1.

Robert Schumann

Piano Concerto in A Minor

Soloist: Fanny Davis Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Ernest Ansermet

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Oscar Straus

2.

Oscar Straus

La ronde de l'amour (from La Ronde)

Soloist: Anton Walbrook Orchestra: Bohemian Orchestra

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George Frideric Handel

4.

George Frideric Handel

Angels, ever bright and fair (from Theodora)

Soloist: Isobel Baillie

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Harry Champion

5.

Harry Champion

Never Let Your Braces Dangle

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Buffy Sainte-Marie

6.

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Little Wheel Spin and Spin

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Carolyn Hester

8.

Carolyn Hester

'Tis The Gift To Be Simple

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Book

Kennedy's Latin Primer by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Shiny white paper and felt pens

Others who chose a similar luxury

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