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

    18th to 22nd February

    'A World of Love' by Elizabeth Bowen

    'A World of Love' by Elizabeth Bowen, read by Fiona Shaw.

    To mark the 40th anniversary of Elizabeth Bowen’s death, The Book on One features an archive recording of Fiona Shaw reading from Bowen’s 1955 novel ‘A World of Love’.

    The story centres on a group of relations staying in a run-down country house in Co Cork, and the repercussions following the discovery of a packet of love letters in the attic.

    The producer of the 1999 recording of 'A World of Love' was Séamus Hosey.

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