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 18 May 2015

    Tanglewood by Dermot Bolger



    Dermot Bolger’s latest novel Tanglewood is set in 2007 at the height of the property boom. It tells the story of two couples who agree to collaborate on building a house that straddles both their gardens.

    This unwise decision sets in train a series of events that reveal fault lines in the relationships and brings the two husbands, Chris and Ronan, uncomfortably close to some moral dilemmas.

    Bolger who is also a poet and playwright is a master storyteller who uses tension and gentleness to explore the lives of his characters caught in web of their own making.

    Tanglewood is published by New Island and is read for us by Enda Oates.

    The Book On One is a Round Robin Media production for RTE Radio 1.

    The Book On One on Twitter

    Schedule Open Schedule