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Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell chooses the oratorio Solomon by Handel

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Best-selling crime writer. Baroness Rendell of Babergh. Books include the Inspector Wexford series, The St Zita Society. Also writes as Barbara Vine. Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2013 Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.

Solomon by Handel

Ruth Rendell chooses the 1748 oratorio Solomon by George Frideric Handel.

Image courtesy of Royal Collection Trust

From the Archive

Writing Solomon

Baroque expert Simon Heighes links Handel's Solomon with Georgian England.

From The Golden Age 27 Jul 1998 on Radio 3

John Eliot Gardiner

Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner chooses Solomon on Desert Island Discs.

From Desert Island Discs 22 Nov 1999 on Radio 4

Handel's House

John Wilson vists the Handel House Museum with Ruth Rendell and conductor Christopher Hogwood.

From Front Row 07 Apr 2009 on Radio 4

On the Couch

Dr Anthony Clare talks to Ruth Rendell about the psychology of her disturbed characters.

From The Psychiatrist's Chair 31 Jul 1994 on Radio 4