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Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively

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First broadcast: Sun 17 Sep 1989

Booker prize winning novelist

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of Britain's leading writers, Penelope Lively. Author of eight novels, two of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize and one which won her the prize in 1987, Moon Tiger, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her early childhood in Egypt, her philistine English boarding school and the sources of inspiration for her characters and books.

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

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (from Zäide)

Soloist: Edith Mathis Orchestra: Berlin State Orchestra Conductor: Bernhard Klee

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Schutz

2.

Schutz

Christmas Story

Soloist: Adele Stolte Orchestra: Schwabischer Orchestra

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Richard Strauss

4.

Richard Strauss

Beim Schlafengehen (from Four Last Songs)

Soloist: Christel Goltz Orchestra: Pro Musica Orchestra of Vienna Conductor: Heinrich Hollreiser

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Joseph Haydn

5.

Joseph Haydn

Oboe Concerto in C major

Soloist: Heinz Hollinger Orchestra: Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam Conductor: David Zinman

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Franz Peter Schubert

6.

Franz Peter Schubert

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), D965

Soloist: Margaret Price, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Hans Schoneberger

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Frédéric Chopin

7.

Frédéric Chopin

Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9/1

Soloist: Artur Rubinstein

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Monteverdi Choir

8.

Monteverdi Choir

Come Ye Sons Of Art

Artist: Monteverdi Orchestra

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9.

10.

Book

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Binoculars

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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