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.]

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

    18 to 22 April - 'Fallen' by Lia Mills, read by the author

    11 to 15 April - 'History of the Rain' by Niall Williams, read by Aileen Mythen

    4 to 8 April - 'Good Behaviour' by Molly Keane, read by Maureen Toal

    18 to 22 March

    'Even The Dogs' by Jon McGregor

    ‘Even The Dogs’ - the winner of last year’s International Impac Dublin Literary Award – moves through the minds of a group of homeless heroin addicts in the wake of their friend’s death.

    Jon McGregor’s uncompromising novel – which pieces together one man’s story and the gradual disintegration of his world – is an intimate portrait of lives lived at the edge of society.

    The reader is Gary Murphy.

    ‘Even The Dogs’ by Jon McGregor is published by Bloomsbury.

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    Currently available for playback:

    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.

    4 to 8 March: Patrick deWitt reads his novel ‘The Sisters Brothers’.

    and

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

    11 to 15 February 2013: 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, read by Karen Ardiff.
    Click on 11 February in the Programme Archive.

     

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