Best-selling author Robert Harris joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the best-selling writer Robert Harris.
He was, apparently, a political junkie from a young age; he was just six when he wrote the essay: 'Why me and my dad don't like Sir Alec Douglas Home' and he also had an early realisation that he wanted to grow up to be a writer. His first novel - Fatherland - imagined a world after the Nazis had won World War II. It sold more than three million copies and made him a household name. "I can remember I wrote the opening sentence and I practically had to go and lie down afterwards," he said, "the possibilities of it - and the feeling that I'd finally arrived at what I wanted to do - it was overwhelming."
Record: Every Day I write the book - Elvis Costello
Book: Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
Luxury: A nightly fragrant bath.
Johann Sebastian Bach
St Matthew Passion - Mache dich, mein Herze
Artist: Ulrik Cold
- St Matthew Passion.
- Harmonia Mundi.
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra & The Sentimentalists
ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
- Hits of 44.
Gloria in D Major
Artist: The English Concert and Choir, led by Trevor Pinnock
Stubby Kaye (with chorus)
Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat
Composer: Frank Loesser
- Guys and Dolls: Original Broadway cast.
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for Three Oboes, Three Violins and Bass
Artist: The Concentus Musicus of Vienna led by Nicolaus Harnoncourt
- Telemann: Double Concertos.
Every Day I Write the Book
- Very Best of Elvis Costello.
- Universal Music tv.
Artist: Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble led by Thomas Hengelbrock
- Lotti.Missa Sapientiae.Bach….
- Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
Composer: Charles Trenet
- Charles Trenet.
Scoop - Evelyn Waugh
A nightly fragrant bath
|Interviewed Guest||Robert Harris|
- Sun 28 Nov 2010 11:15
- Fri 3 Dec 2010 09:00