Wonder, The [Storytellers]

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012019081120190815 (RU)

A new novel from the bestselling writer of Room, and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation, Emma Donoghue.
A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls ‘manna from heaven’, the story of the ‘miracle’ has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.
A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.
As read by the Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).
Reader.... Carey Mulligan
Author.... Emma Donoghue
Abridger.... Neville Teller
Producer.... Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright arrives in Athlone, Ireland to witness a 'miracle' called Anna O'Donnell.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

Nurse Wright arrives in Athlone, Ireland to witness a 'miracle' called Anna O'Donnell.

022019081120190815 (RU)

A new novel from the bestselling writer of Room, and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation, Emma Donoghue.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls ‘manna from heaven’, the story of the ‘miracle’ has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

As read by the Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).
Reader.... Carey Mulligan
Author.... Emma Donoghue
Abridger.... Neville Teller
Producer.... Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright begins her watch over Anna by examining the child and her bedroom.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

As read by the Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).
Reader.... Carey Mulligan
Author.... Emma Donoghue
Abridger.... Neville Teller
Producer.... Gemma McMullan

032019081820190822 (RU)

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright appeals to Dr McBrearty to enforce the supervision of her fasting patient.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright appeals to Dr McBrearty to enforce the supervision of her fasting patient.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright appeals to Dr McBrearty to enforce the supervision of her fasting patient.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

042019081820190822 (RU)

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright finds her motivation for maintaining the Watch challenged.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright finds her motivation for maintaining the Watch challenged.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright finds her motivation for maintaining the Watch challenged.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

052019082520190829 (RU)

A new novel from the bestselling writer of ‘Room’, and its recent Academy Award nominated screen adaptation, Emma Donoghue.
A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls "manna from heaven," the story of the "miracle" has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.
A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s ‘Room’ a bestseller, ‘The Wonder’ is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.
As read by the Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education; Drive; The Great Gatsby; Suffragette).
Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright stumbles into a surprising discovery about the O'Donnell family.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from the bestselling writer of ‘Room’, and its recent Academy Award nominated screen adaptation, Emma Donoghue.
A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls "manna from heaven," the story of the "miracle" has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.
A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s ‘Room’ a bestseller, ‘The Wonder’ is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.
As read by the Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education; Drive; The Great Gatsby; Suffragette).
Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright stumbles into a surprising discovery about the O'Donnell family.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright stumbles into a surprising discovery about the O'Donnell family.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

062019082520190829 (RU)

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

As Anna's health deteriorates, Nurse Wright seeks out potential allies.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

As Anna's health deteriorates, Nurse Wright seeks out potential allies.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

As Anna's health deteriorates, Nurse Wright seeks out potential allies.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

0720190901

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright takes a risk in order to grant Mr Byrne an interview with Anna.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright takes a risk in order to grant Mr Byrne an interview with Anna.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

0820190901

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright faces the Committee in the hope of stopping the Watch and saving Anna.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Nurse Wright faces the Committee in the hope of stopping the Watch and saving Anna.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

092019090820190912 (RU)

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story.

Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Carey Mulligan reads The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Drama from Radio Ulster.

A new novel from Emma Donoghue, bestselling writer of Room and its recent Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls 'manna from heaven', the story of the 'miracle' has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story.

Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue’s Room a bestseller, The Wonder is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Read by the Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).

Reader ….. Carey Mulligan
Author ….. Emma Donoghue
Abridger ….. Neville Teller
Producer ….. Gemma McMullan

Carey Mulligan reads The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Drama from Radio Ulster.

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