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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16 to 20 January - 'Four Sides Full' by Vona Groarke, read by the author.

This new personal essay, through considering different artworks and their frames, meditates on aspects of the author's own life, and ideas around the body, family, the past, love, beauty and solitude.

'Four Sides Full' by Vona Groarke is published by The Gallery Press.

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9 to 13 January - 'An Attack of Hunger' from the story collection 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú.

2 to 6 January - ‘A Free Choice’ from ‘The Springs of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan, read by Cathy Belton.

19 to 23 December – ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, read by Fionnula Flanagan.

'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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