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. Click on 'listen back further' and choose the date you would like to hear : Listen You can find the date of your chosen book in the section marked '2013 Archive' above.

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

    4th to 8th March

    'The Sisters Brothers' by Patrick deWitt, read by the author

    Patrick deWitt’s offbeat Western follows Charlie and Eli Sisters, two professional hitmen making their way to California during the Gold Rush in 1851.

    DeWitt’s award-winning novel is a darkly comic tale, told from the point of view of the younger brother, Eli, who has become disillusioned with his life.

    'The Sisters Brothers' by Patrick deWitt is published by Granta.


    Also available for playback:

    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.

    25 February to 1 March: Megan Riordan reads ‘The Best of Everything’ by Rona Jaffe


    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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