I also came across this Jane43 it was a really interesting program. I have tried her books but unfortunately could not get into them . Her life story however I thoroughly enjoyed she also spoke very well no pretension.
I read most of Edna O'Brien's books when I was in my 20's - many many years ago. I am not sure how much they will have dated over the last 40 years but that doesn't really matter.
You can get The Country Girls trilogy for £6.99 on Amazon (paperback)
I recently bought The Little Red Chairs which is one of her more recent novels.
I am planning to read this and maybe re-read her earlier stuff. However my TBR (to be read) pile of books gets bigger and bigger every week
Me too. Not helped by the fact that I don’t read as much as I used to but still buy books out of habit. I loved The Country Girls. And I have a copy of The Little Red Chairs which I bought from a charity shop but haven’t got round to reading. She really is a force of nature, isn’t she. I might have seen the Imagine programme before but will happily watch it again ( I’ll have forgotten most of it!).