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Nora Webster

Episode 10: Will We Be Alright?

Duration: 15 minutes

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

From the author of Brooklyn, a haunting portrayal of grief and hope in rural Ireland, read by Brid Brennan.
It is the 1960s and Nora Webster is living with her two young sons in a small town in Wexford. Her husband has just died and Nora is struggling to work out how to forge a new life for herself, and for her grieving children.
Today: A message from her dead husband forces Nora finally to move on.
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, as well as an earlier collection of stories, Mothers and Sons.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Sally Marmion. Show less

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