The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

thebookonone@rte.ie

1st to 26th April

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 August to 2 September - 'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín, read by Fiona Shaw (over two weeks).

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

'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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