The Book On One
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.
'The Springs of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan
Two short stories, featuring the same protagonist, from the collection recently re-issued by The Stinging Fly Press.
25 to 29 July – ‘A Free Choice, read by Cathy Belton
A young woman, Rose, attends her first dance.
1 to 5 August – ‘An Attack of Hunger’, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
Rose, a lonely married woman, is bereft when her son leaves home to become a priest.
HOW TO LISTEN BACK TO THE BOOK ON ONE
You can listen back to the last four weeks of The Book on One here: Listen
['Listen' will open the most recent episode in the RTÉ Radio Player. If you would like to hear an earlier episode, please click on 'Listen back further' - in the middle of the Player screen - which will open a calendar.]
18 to 22 July – ‘After Me Comes The Flood’ by Sarah Perry, read by Peter Hanly
4 to 15 July – ‘The Green Road’ by Anne Enright, read by Eva Birthistle (two weeks)
27 June to 1 July - ‘Return of the Brute’ by Liam O’Flaherty, read by David Heap