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 

    [Click on 'Listen back further', then on the date you would like to hear.]

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

    25th February to 1st March

    'The Best of Everything' by Rona Jaffe

    ‘The Best of Everything’ by Rona Jaffe, read by Megan Riordan.

    Rona Jaffe’s debut novel, which caused a scandal when it was first published in 1958, follows the lives of four young women who move to New York looking for romance and hoping to build their careers.

    'The Best of Everything' by Rona Jaffe is published by Penguin.


    Also available for playback:

    4 to 8 February: Caitríona Ní Mhurchú reads 'The Buddha In The Attic' by Julie Otsuka.

    11 to 15 February: Karen Ardiff reads 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen.

    18 to 22 February: Fiona Shaw reads ‘A World of Love’ by Elizabeth Bowen.


    3 to 28 September 2012: 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens, read by Conor Farrington.
    Click on 3 September in the Programme Archive.



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