The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

thebookonone@rte.ie

4th to 8th March

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.

CURRENT SERIES

22 to 26 August - 'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín, read by Fiona Shaw.

In Co Wexford in the late 1960s, a woman with four children tries to rebuild her life following the death of her husband.

HOW TO LISTEN BACK 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.]

1 to 5 August – ‘An Attack of Hunger’ from 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú

25 to 29 July – ‘A Free Choice' from 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Cathy Belton

'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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