The chat show host’s debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss. The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled.

Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste. 

So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke – a former-love of both Brid and Evelyn – the village’s dark past begins to unravel.


Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explores – with searing honesty – the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

By Graham Norton


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