The Book On One

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    The Book on One is a celebration of writing from all over the world, with five 15-minute excerpts from a single book broadcast each week.

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    'The Return of the Brute' by Liam O'Flaherty 25-29 August

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    In August, the Book on One marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War 1. ' 'The Return of the Brute' by Liam O'Flaherty, read by David Heap

    The Book on One's season of World War 1 fiction ends this week with Liam O'Flaherty's short novel, 'The Return of the Brute'. The novel tells the story of Private William Gunn and his fellow soldiers who are based in an unknown area of the Western Front. As conditions in the trenches worsen and their faith in the commanders deteriorates, Gunn's grasp on reality begins to break down.

    The story is read by David Heap.

    'The Return of the Brute' is published by the Naval and Military Press.

    MONDAY
    Tonight, we'll hear the opening of the book. 

    TUESDAY
    In tonight’s episode, the soldiers have been woken up by firing and shelling but all of them seem to have survived so far. Their parapet has fallen down and they are trying to rebuild it. Gunn, aware that the young soldier Lamont is beginning to crumble with fear is trying to protect him and is becoming increasingly angry at the corporal.

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