The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

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'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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22 to 26 August - 'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín, read by Fiona Shaw.

In Co Wexford in the late 1960s, a woman with four children tries to rebuild her life following the death of her husband.

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1 to 5 August – ‘An Attack of Hunger’ from 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú

25 to 29 July – ‘A Free Choice' from 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Cathy Belton

'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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