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.


    You can listen back to the last four weeks of The Book on One here:  Listen 

    ['Listen' will open the most recent episode in the RTÉ Radio Player.  If you would like to hear an earlier episode, please click on 'Listen back further' - in the middle of the Player screen - which will open a calendar.]

    18 to 22 April - 'Fallen' by Lia Mills, read by the author

    11 to 15 April - 'History of the Rain' by Niall Williams, read by Aileen Mythen

    4 to 8 April - 'Good Behaviour' by Molly Keane, read by Maureen Toal

    28 March to 1 April - 'Memoir' by John McGahern, 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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