S6 E1 Dirty Irish Colleens: O’Brien ‘The Country Girls’ (1960)

A novel surrounded by myths and outrage, I waited a long time to read this particular banned book. Part one of an infamous trilogy, its author soon became the focus of official Ireland’s outrage machine. I will explore books 2 and 3 later on in the season but I was joined for book 1 by guest Dr Maureen O’Connor.

There’s an episode in the cover art for this novel alone.