First edition. - Oxford ; New York, NY : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2017.
Book — xxii, 303 pages ; 25 cm.
Desert Island Discs has run on BBC radio since 1942 and its archive is now accessible. This book is the first to assess the programme from a scholarly perspective. Chapters by musicologists, sociologists, and media scholars are complemented by personal spins by 'castaways', who reflect on talking publicly about the role of music in their lives. (source: Nielsen Book Data)