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The Novels of Colm Toibin Are All About Searching for Home

The novels of Colm Toibin — including his latest, set in Brooklyn — are all about searching for home.

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Saoirse Ronan and John Crowley: 'Emigration is a potent part of the Irish psyche' – video interview

Saoirse Ronan and John Crowley: 'Emigration is a potent part of the Irish psyche' – video interview | Film | The Guardian

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Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter.Yet her ambition cann

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AUDIO - Colm Toibin, writer, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for 'Desert Island Discs'. Includes a good discussion about the writing process, the creation of 'Brooklyn' and the major themes in the novel - (conversation starting at about 9:40, though broken by some songs of Toibin's choosing).