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Lady Mosley

Sue Lawley's castaway is British Union of Fascists supporter Lady Mosley.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a Mitford girl - one of Lord Redesdale's six fascinating daughters. She married Sir Oswald Mosley, the man who was the leader of the British Union of Fascists. Since his death nearly nine years ago, his widow, Diana Mosley, has lived just outside Paris. Among other things, Lady Mosley will be talking to Sue Lawley about her own and her husband's imprisonment during most of the war years, her life in France since the war and her close friendship with the neighbours, who shared her exile, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

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

Favourite track: Die Walkure by Richard Wagner
Book: Books by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Soft pillow

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40 minutes

Music Played

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter'

    • Mozart Symphony No. 41.
    • EMI.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Casta diva (from Norma)

    Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

    • Norma - Callas/Corelli.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - Ode to Joy

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Die Walküre

      Soloist: Maria Muller/Wolfgang Windgassen Orchestra: Wurttembergishes State Orchestra

  • Liebestod (from Tristan und Isolde)

    Soloist: Kirsten Flagstad Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Georges Bizet

    L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (from Carmen)

    Soloist: Julia Migenes Johnson Orchestra: French National Orchestra

    • Bizet: Carmen.
    • Erato.
  • Procol Harum

    A Whiter Shade Of Pale

    • Cube.
  • Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44

    Soloist: Alexander Brailowsky

  • Book Choice

    • A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Marcel Proust

  • Luxury Choice

    • Soft pillow

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Lady Mosley

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