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.

    HOW TO LISTEN TO THE BOOK ON ONE

    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.]

    16 to 20 May - 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë, read by Jane Brennan (week one of two)

    9 to 13 May - 'The Mark and the Void' by Paul Murray, read by Dermot Magennis

    2 to 6 May - 'Dept. of Speculation' by Jenny Offill, read by Cathy Belton

    25 to 29 April - 'The Lives of Women' by Christine Dwyer Hickey, read by Anne Byrne

    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.

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    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

    and

    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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