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 Wednesday 15 April 2015

    Another instalment of the literature-reading series. Roddy Doyle continues to read from The Barrytown Trilogy.

    The Snapper, the second in the Barrytown Trilogy and the follow up to probably Doyle's most first book, The Commitments. In the Snapper we’re introduced to Jimmy Rabbitte Jnr's family, mum and dad; Veronica and Jimmy Snr, big sister Sharon, brothers Leslie and Darren, and little sisters, twins Linda and Tracy. 

    Sharon has an unplanned pregnancy and the entire neighbourhood is talking about who the father is but Sharon wants to keep this to herself as she and her family come to terms with the pregnancy.  Her father is supportive, but begins to get angry and resentful at the derisive gossip aimed at his family and his daughter. 

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