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Jo Nesbo - The Redbreast

Dysfunctional Norwegian detective Harry Hole navigates a World War Two ghost story - Jo Nesbo's The Readbreast.

Dysfunctional Norwegian detective Harry Hole navigates a World War Two ghost story. Voted the best Norwegian crime novel ever, Jo Nesbo's The Redbreast delves into neo-Nazi activity in Norway and ends up re-examining a crime that had its roots in the battlefields of the Eastern Front in World War II.

Hear how Jo admits that there’s more than a little of him in his dysfunctional detective Harry Hole and how his own parents ended up on opposing sides during the war, father fighting for the Nazis and his mother in the Norwegian resistance.

Jo Nesbo photo: Hakon-Eikesdal

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55 minutes

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Sun 3 Apr 2011 18:05GMT

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  • Sat 2 Apr 2011 10:05GMT
  • Sat 2 Apr 2011 22:05GMT
  • Sun 3 Apr 2011 02:05GMT
  • Sun 3 Apr 2011 18:05GMT

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