The Book On One

    Monday to Friday, 11.10pm

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    You can listen back to the last four weeks of The Book on One here. Click on 'listen back further' and choose the date you would like to hear : Listen You can find the date of your chosen book in the section marked '2013 Archive' above.

    We also have a selection of classic books, which are available to listen to at any time in the 'classic reads' section above.

    Monday 20th to Friday 24th May

    'Canada' by Richard Ford, read by the author

    ‘First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.’

    So begins Richard Ford’s most recent novel ‘Canada’ which tells the story of 15-year-old Dell Parsons, and the impact that his parents’ actions have on the course of his life.

    ‘Canada’ by Richard Ford is published by Bloomsbury.

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    Also currently available for playback:

    ‘The Boat’ by Nam Le, read by Gary Murphy, 13 to 17 May

    'Dark Lies The Island' by Kevin Barry, read by the author, 6 to 10 May

    'The China Factory' by Mary Costello, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, 29 April to 3 May

    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.

    'The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind' by Billy O'Callaghan, read by the author 16-20 June.

    On this week's Book on One, we're listening to two stories from Billy O'Callaghan's latest collection.

    More information here...

    'Fear and Loathing in Dublin' by Aodhan Madden, read by Pascal Scott 9-12 June.

    In this week's Book on One, Aodhan Madden describes life as a journalist in Dublin in the 1970s including his struggles with his sexuality and alcoholism. After a series of surreal drunken 'adventures' around the city, he checks himself into St. Patrick's Hospital- where his own transformation begins.

    More information here...

    'Flight' by Oona Frawley, read by Marion O'Dwyer 2-6 June.

    'Flight' tells the story of Sandrine, a Zimbabwean woman who has left her husband and son at home in the hope of making a better life for them in Ireland. 

    More information here...

    About The Show
    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.

    You can listen back to the past four weeks of The Book on One using the Listen link above.

    The Book on One is produced by Aoife Nic Cormaic

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