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Fay Weldon

Kirsty Young's castaway is writer Fay Weldon.

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."

Record: Rockin' My Life Away -Jerry Lee Lewis
Book: Kennedy's Latin Primer
Luxury: A shotgun.

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45 minutes

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Fri 14 May 2010 09:00

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Jerry Lee Lewis

      Rockin' My Life Away

      • The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology.
      • Rhino.
  • Franz Schubert

    Heidenröslein, D257

    Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore

    • Lieder.
    • EMI.
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Little Wheel Spin and Spin

    • Little Wheel, Spin and Spin.
    • Vanguard.
  • Dick Curless

    A Tombstone Every Mile

    • Country Shots: Gear-Jammin’ Greats.
    • Rhino.
  • Sarah Walker, Henry Hereford and Guildford Choral Society


    • Five Tudor Portraits/ Five Mystical Songs.
    • Helios.
  • Andra Sparks and Nick Weldon

    People We Once Knew

    • People We Once Knew.
    • Verge.
  • Nick Fox

    Worst Fears

    Artist: Lynda Hayes

    • Worst Fears.
  • Grateful Dead

    Touch of Grey

    • In The Dark.
    • Arista.
  • Book Choice

    • Kennedy's Latin Primer - Benjamin Hall Kennedy

  • Luxury Choice

    • Shotgun


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Fay Weldon


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