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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13 to 24 February - 'Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austen, read by Kathy Rose O'Brien.

Two hundred years after Austen’s death, a new recording of her enduringly popular novel about the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and impetuous Marianne.

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6 to 10 February - ‘Dinosaurs On Other Planets’ by Danielle McLaughlin, read by Andrew Bennett.

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'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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