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 24 August 2015

    Seventeen year old Catherine leaves the midlands for college in Dublin to study English and Art History. She moves in to a flat on Baggot St with a couple of girls - their old roommate is James, a flamboyant and energetic photographer with whom Catherine becomes close friends.

    In spite of the fact that James is gay, Catherine’s relationship with with turns complicated and her infatuation with him quickly becomes all consuming. Through these characters Belinda McKeon explores the complex time when a person is on the verge adulthood.   This is a novel about friendship, youth, love, obsession and sexuality.

    Tender is read for The Book on One by its author Belinda McKeon.

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