The Sailor In The Wardrobe

By Hugo Hamilton, abridged by Jill Waters, read by Stanley Townsend.

Young Hugo longs to be released from the confused identity he has inherited from his German mother and his militantly nationalist Irish father.

But the backdrop of his mother's shame at the hands of Allied soldiers in the aftermath of the Second World War, along with his German cousin's mysterious disappearance somewhere on the Irish coast and the spiralling troubles in the North, seem determined to trap him in history.

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0120060220

By Hugo Hamilton, abridged by Jill Waters, read by Stanley Townsend.

Young Hugo longs to be released from the confused identity he has inherited from his German mother and his militantly nationalist Irish father.

But the backdrop of his mother's shame at the hands of Allied soldiers in the aftermath of the Second World War, along with his German cousin's mysterious disappearance somewhere on the Irish coast and the spiralling troubles in the North, seem determined to trap him in history.Hugo seeks to escape his fanatically anti-British Gaelic-speaking father down at the local harbour near Dublin.

But other troubles await him there.

Director Chris Wallis

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Despite it being forbidden, Hugo cannot resist playing his Beatles record on his father's new stereo.

Director Chris Wallis

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Life at the harbour is disturbed by an old feud.

Director Chris Wallis

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Appalled at the brutality of his teacher, Hugo decides to steal the instrument of torture.

Director Chris Wallis

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A death at the harbour signals the end of an era, and it's time for Hugo to leave.

Director Chris Wallis