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

    1st to 26th April

    '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.

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    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.

     

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