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Sir Stuart Rose

Sir Stuart Rose

Kirsty Young's castaway is Sir Stuart Rose. As the boss of Marks and Spencer, he has held a national institution - and the nation's knickers - in his hands. After seeing off a hostile takeover bid and revamping its tired image, he is regarded by many as the store's saviour. Now, after five years in one of the top jobs on the high street, his successor has been announced and, in this timely interview, Sir Stuart looks to the future and considers where life might take him next.

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

Favourite track: Casta Diva by Bellini
Book: The collected cricketers' almanac by Wisden
Luxury: A power shower with white fluffy towels and constant hot water.

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