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.

    'The Undertaking' by Audrey Magee

    'The Undertaking' is the debut novel from Irish writer Audrey Magee. Set during World War 2, Peter Faber, an ordinary German soldier marries Katharina Spinell, a woman he has never met. As a result of this marriage, he is promised honeymoon leave....a reprieve from life on the front and she is promised a pension in the event that he dies. In Berlin, Peter meets his new wife and gradually an attraction develops between them. But as the war continues, they find themselves carrying their own share of war guilt and struggle to hold on to their dreams of normality and family.

    The reader is Kelly Campbell.

    ‘The Undertaking’ is published by Atlantic Books. 


    October 6-10- 'The Crocodile by the Door' by Selina Guinness

    September 29-Oct 3 - 'First Love' by Ivan Turgenev

    September 22-26- 'The Big Chapel' by Thomas Kilroy, read by Breandán Ó Dúill.

    September 15-19- 'Young Skins'- stories from Colin Barrett's collection read by the author.

    September 8-12 'The Rising of Bella Casey' by Mary Morrissey.

    September 1-5 ‘The Herbalist’ by Niamh Boyce.

    August 25-29 'The Return of the Brute' by Liam O'Flaherty.

    August 18-22 'The Return of the Soldier' by Rebecca West.

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    Producer: Aoife Nic Cormaic

    Schedule Open Schedule