Sue Lawley's castaway is the writer Mary Soames.
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Lady Soames, historian and only surviving child of Winston Churchill. A distinguished author and now Chairman of the Board of the National Theatre, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her extraordinary life - recalling her blissful childhood spent at Chartwell, the family's country home. She'll also be talking about the many state visits she made with her father and her husband - and remembering a conversation she had with General de Gaulle, who gave her lots of good advice on the best places to walk dogs in Paris.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Symphony No 6 In F Major Op 68 Pastoral by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Memories From Beyond The Grave by Chateaubriand
Luxury: Supply of fine Havana cigars
Memories From Beyond The Grave - Chateaubriand
Supply of fine Havana cigars
|Interviewed Guest||Lady Soames|
- Sun 22 Mar 1992 12:15
- Fri 27 Mar 1992 09:05
- Sun 12 Apr 1992 12:15
- Fri 17 Apr 1992 09:05
- Fri 3 Sep 1993 09:05