On Glan Clwyd Radio with Jo Fino
It was a version of 'Desert Island Discs' so I had to select about eight tracks to talk about, and so selected not necessarily my favourite songs, but easy-listening music I thought most people might enjoy, and which also represented my life.
Under the Moon of Love - Showwaddywaddy (because one of them lived at the bottom of my garden when I was a child).
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman (because I remember listening to this soon after I got married).
American Pie - Madonna (because I used to listen to this when driving to work).
Me, myself, I - Joan Armatrading (because it seems to me to be about women and their different roles and fist starting to write my first novel alongside doing everything else).
Distant Shores - All Saints (exotic places and beaches in Greenland and my first novel for adults about Alfred Greenland).
Never was a Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos (my research into madness for my second novel for adults)
Men of Harlech - Welsh Choir (the Welsh in Patagonia novel research).
Nightswimming - REM (current research in China and swimming in the night in a pool in Hong Kong - something I had long wanted to do).
Jo, who is a writer too, hasn't been a volunteer at the radio for long, and I was her first interviewee. I thought she did a grand job. I enjoyed myself very much and hope the audience did too. Thanks for asking me Jo! (And thanks to Chris the Radio Manager who manged to find the songs I'd half-remembered).