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Rosemary Sutcliff

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Rosemary Sutcliff.

Rosemary Sutcliff began her career as a painter of miniatures and some of her work was shown at the Royal Academy. Since turning to writing, she has produced 43 books, most of which are historical novels for children. She particularly enjoys setting them in Roman Britain.

In conversation with Roy Plomley, she talks about her career, about the difficulties caused by arthritis since she was a child and she chooses the eight records that she would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Book: Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Luxury: Flowers delivered daily by bottle

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Oct 1983 09:05

Music Played

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  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

  • Dykes/Whiting

    Eternal Father Strong To Save

    Choir: Massed Chorus Of 200 Voices

  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune

    Soloist: Anne Kiegler

  • Richard Tauber

    We'll Gather Lilacs

  • John D. Burgess

    The Flowers Of The Forest

  • Dylan Thomas

    Under Milk Wood

  • Castaway's Favourite

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 147: Herz und mund und Tat und Leben

    Choir: King's College Chapel Choir

  • Book Choice

    • Kim - Rudyard Kipling

  • Luxury Choice

    • Flowers delivered daily by bottle


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Rosemary Sutcliff


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