The Primrose Path

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.

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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.

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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.

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Jerry O'Sullivan has woken with a hangover.

He tells Katie that he will not drink again until two friends from Dublin turn up.

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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