The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

thebookonone@rte.ie

Monday 27 to Friday 31 May

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.

THIS WEEK

20 to 24 June - ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ by John Buchan, read by Eamonn Hunt

An adventure novel first published in 1915, later adapted for film by Alfred Hitchcock.

NEXT WEEK

27 June to 1 July - ‘Return of the Brute’ by Liam O’Flaherty, read by David Heap

This WWI novel, first published in 1929, tells the story of Private William Gunn and his fellow soldiers, as they endure worsening conditions on the Western Front.

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.]

13 to 17 June - ‘Miss Emily’ by Nuala O’Connor, read by the author

30 May to 10 June - 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, read by Marcus Lamb (two weeks)

23 to 27 May - 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë, read by Jane Brennan (second week of two)

'Solace' by Belinda McKeon

‘Solace’ by Belinda McKeon, read by Aidan O’Hare.

Belinda McKeon’s award-winning debut novel tells the story of Mark Casey, a doctoral student at Trinity College who is struggling with the demands of writing his thesis and helping out on the family farm at home in the midlands. His is a life without focus until he meets a young woman at a party.

‘Solace’ by Belinda McKeon is published by Picador.

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Also currently available for playback:

‘Canada’ by Richard Ford, read by the author, 27 to 31 May

‘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

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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