The Book On One

    Monday to Friday, 11.10pm

    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.


    You can listen back to the last four weeks of The Book on One here. Click on 'listen back further' and choose the date you would like to hear : Listen You can find the date of your chosen book in the section marked '2013 Archive' above.

    We also have a selection of classic books, which are available to listen to at any time in the 'classic reads' section above.

    Book On One Monday 3 August 2015

    The Mark and The Void. 

    What links the Investment Bank of Torabundo,, an art heist, a novel called For the Love of a Clown, a boy named after TV detective Remington Steele, a lonely French banker, a tiny Pacific island, and a pest control business run by an ex-KGB man?

    The Mark and the Void is Paul Murray's new novel set in the heart of Dublin's Financial Services Centre during the crash.  Investment banker Claude Martingale is approached by a down-on-his-luck author, Paul, looking for his next great subject. Paul proposes to write and book about Claude and as they spend more time together it becomes increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction as the two become embroiled in several madcap schemes.

    The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray is published by Penguin. 

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