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World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. Presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.


Jo Nesbo - The Redbreast

September 12th, 2007

Episode 202 of 346 episodes

Voted the best Norwegian crime novel ever, The Redbreast delves into neo-Nazi activity in Norway and ends up re-examining a crime that had its roots in the battlefields of the Eastern Front in World War II. Hear how Jo admits that there’s more than a little of him in his dysfunctional detective Harry Hole and how his own parents ended up on opposing sides during the war, father fighting for the Nazis and his mother in the Norwegian resistance. Jo Nesbo photo: Hakon-Eikesdal

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