Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (from Zäide)
Soloist: Edith Mathis Orchestra: Berlin State Orchestra Conductor: Bernhard Klee
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]
Search the whole archive by typing into the box below. To find out who has picked particular music, books or luxuries on the programme use the buttons to refine your search.
This site contains archive material. To comment or bring something to our attention, please get in touch.