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.


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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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