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April 14, 2006

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The Case of the Scream in the Night

Just a reminder that BBC Northern Ireland’s radio program ‘The Literary Misfits’ begins next Monday (the 17th). The program presents a week of literary chaos as characters from classic literature find themselves in the wrong books. It looks like the Jane Eyre-themed tale has been moved up from its Thursday slot to Monday (I think):

The Case of the Scream in the Night by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
Read by Michael Maloney, produced by Heather Brennon
When a mysterious Miss Jane Eyre calls at Sherlock Holmes’s Baker Street residence little does he suspect just how mysterious her case will turn out to be.

Eilis Ni Dhuibne was born in Dublin. She has written collections of short stories and novels, including The Bray House, The Inland Ice, Dúnmharú sa Daingean, and The Dancers Dancing. She has also written plays and novels for children. She has been the recipient of many awards for her work, including the Stewart Parker Award, The Bisto Book of the Year Award, the Butler Award for Prose, and the Oireachtas Award for a novel in Irish. The Dancers Dancing was short-listed for The Orange Prize for Fiction 2000.

Incidentally, it looks like Pride and Prejudice has been turned into a murder mystery as well:

Pride and Homicide by Barry Devlin
Read by Killian Donnelly, produced by Heather Larmour
When the notorious ‘Butcher Boy’, Francie Brady, arrives in Longbourn and takes up a position with a certain Bennett family, it can only be a matter of time before pride leads to something a little more sinister than a fall for one of the local residents.

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