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Nora Webster

Episode 7: That Is Why God Made Music

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

From the author of Brooklyn, a powerful and honest portrayal of one woman's journey through grief, and towards hope in rural Ireland.
It is the 1960s and Nora Webster is living with her two young sons in a small town on the east coast of Wexford. The love of her life, Maurice, has just died and so Nora must work out how to forge a new life for herself, and for her grieving children.
Today: Nora discovers the healing power of music.
Reader: Brid Brennan
Writer: Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Brooklyn which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Costa Novel Award, plus an earlier collection of stories, Mothers and Sons.
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett. Show less

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