|Colm Meaney reads the first of five extracts from Bram Stoker's newly discovered first novel, a heartfelt Victorian melodrama.|
Hard-working Dublin carpenter Jerry O'Sullivan dreams of a new life in LONDON for himself, his wife Katey and their young family.
A successful carpenter in Dublin with a lovely family, Jerry O'Sullivan is keen to improve himself and takes a job in a theatre.
Episode 1 of 5.
|The O'Sullivan family travel to England.|
Jerry discovers that the theatre is rather shabby and alcohol is readily available.
Episode 2 of 5.
Once there Jerry discovers that the theatre is rather shabby and alcohol readily available.
|Jerry O'Sullivan has woken with a hangover.|
He tells Katie that he will not drink again until two friends from Dublin turn up.
|Katie works all hours in order to provide for her family as Jerry is in hospital.|
Jerry returns home a very changed man.
Jerry returns home - a broken man and much changed.
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|As Jerry's drinking increases, Katie works hard to provide for the family.|
But whatever she does, it is always misinterpreted.
But whatever actions Katie takes they are always misinterpreted