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Award-winning novel set on the Northern Irish border during the Troubles. by Siobhan Dowd. Abridged by Sara Davies.

Mel...Catherine Cusack
Reader...Finnian Garbutt.

By Siobhan Dowd. Award-winning novel set on the Northern Irish border during the Troubles. Abridged by Sara Davies and read by Finnian Garbutt.

As he's out digging illegally for peat with his uncle, Fergus finds the body of a child, who seems to have been murdered. He tries to concentrate on revising for his A levels, as a means of escape from the 'insane' world around him: his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and being blackmailed into acting as a courier for the IRA . A voice comes to him in his dreams and the story of the bog child unfurls.

Set in the summer, 1980s, in Northern Ireland, this beautiful, subtle, intriguing and uplifting story, a 'radiant work', is one you’ll never forget. Its setting is a vital historical context for current Brexit confusion: a deeply appealing and timely story set around the complex politics of the Northern Irish border.

Mel...Catherine Cusack
Reader...Finnian Garbutt.
Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery

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Mon 4 Nov 2019 22:45

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