- 27 years ago
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the writer Bernice Rubens. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her childhood with musically-gifted brothers and sister, and how, despite having written 17 novels - one of them won the Booker prize, another was also shortlisted - she still sees herself as merely a successful novelist who failed to become a musician.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: String Quintet C Major Second Movement by Franz Schubert
Book: Poems For Joy & Sermons For Solace by John Donne
Luxury: Daughter's painting