Edna O'Brien's wonderful, wild and moving novel shocked the nation on its publication in 1960. Adapted for the stage by the author, The Country Girls, the play, is a highly theatrical and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story.
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I liked this early Edna O'Brien trilogy, though many thoughtful readers in my book discussion group did not. Her dark view of Ireland, the stifling Irish Catholic childhood of the two protagonists ... Read full review
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