Ep 245 Book Club: The Country Girls

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Oct 1, 201832m
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Ep 245 Book Club: The Country Girls
Oct 1 '1832m
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Our Book Clubbers Irish Times journalists Bernice Harrison and Niamh Towey and septuagenarian book lover Ann Ingle discuss The Country Girls by Edna O’Brien. The book was published in 1960 and described as a “smear on Irish womanhood” because of the way it laid bare the lives of young women in 1950s Ireland. It was famously banned and burned by the parish priest in O’Brien’s home county of Clare. In this episode, hear what our Book Club thought about this iconic Irish novel. Produced by Róisín Ingle and Jennifer Ryan

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