The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

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'The Bottle Factory Outing' by Beryl Bainbridge

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.

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'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.

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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

'The Bottle Factory Outing' by Beryl Bainbridge

'The Bottle Factory Outing' by Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge’s 1974 novel centres on two very different women – shy Brenda and outspoken Freda – who work in an Italian-run wine-bottling factory and share a bedsit. When Freda decides to organise a work outing for all the factory employees, nothing will ever be the same.

The reader is Alison Glennie.

‘The Bottle Factory Outing’ by Beryl Bainbridge is published by Little, Brown.

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