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.
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This week's Book on One is The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol and read by Declan Brennan. This recording was made in 2015 and first broadcast last year.
'Strumpet City' by James Plunkett
To tie in with the ‘Dublin: One City, One Book’ initiative, for four weeks in April James Plunkett’s epic novel is The Book on One.
‘Strumpet City’ – which tells the story of the mass lockout of trade unionists by employers in Dublin in 1913 – features a wonderfully memorable cast of characters, not least of which is the city itself.
The reader is Barry McGovern.
A new edition of ‘Strumpet City’, which was first published in 1969, has just been issued by Gill & Macmillan.
Also currently available for playback:
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.