The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week has just produced her first novel in her 80th year. Sybil Marshall will be talking to Sue Lawley about this achievement, about her life in her beloved Fenlands of East Anglia, and about the village school she ran which revolutionised primary-school teaching methods.

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

Favourite track: Exsultate Jubilate Hallelujah Chorus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Luxury: Inexhaustible supply of laundered Swiss lawn handkerchiefs