Subject Material

Into Exile

Published: 21.04.2010, Updated: 03.03.2017
Old Belfast Ferry. Photo.Old Belfast Ferry  This short radio play is based on Joan Lingard's novel, Into Exile. Joan Lingard, who was brought up and lived in Belfast until the age of 18, has used the conflict-torn capital of Northern Ireland as a setting in three of her most successful novels, The Twelfth Day of July, Across the Barricades, and Into Exile.

The two main characters in Into Exile, Sadie and Kevin, both 17 years old, have fallen in love across the religious divide of their native Belfast. Faced with disapproval from friends and family alike, they decide to go into exile and build their future in England.

Into Exile is set in the period of violence and terrorism known as The Troubles.

Into Exile - audio



Work with the novel: Into Exile - Tasks 

Further Reading

An Introduction to Northern Ireland 



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