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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    We also have a selection of classic books, which are available to listen to at any time, in the 'Classic Reads' section above.

    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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