The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

'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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26 to 30 September – Frank O’Connor short stories, read by Gary Murphy.

Two of O’Connor’s best known stories, recorded to mark the 50th anniversary of the author’s death. 

Monday to Wednesday: ‘Guests of the Nation’.

Thursday and Friday: 'First Confession’.

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19 to 23 September – ‘Tanglewood’ by Dermot Bolger, read by Enda Oates.

12 to 16 September – ‘The Real Charlotte’ by Somerville and Ross, read by Jennifer O’Dea.

5 to 9 September - ‘Solar Bones’ by Mike McCormack, read by the author.

'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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