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

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    ['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 27 May - 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë, read by Jane Brennan (over two weeks)

    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

    June 2013

    The Book on One

    'Paddle: A Long Way Around Ireland' by Jasper Winn, read by the author - 3 to 7 June

    One summer, writer and musician Jasper Winn set himself the challenge of kayaking the whole way around Ireland - a journey of one thousand miles. But it turned out to be the worst Irish summer in living memory.

    ‘Paddle: A Long Way Around Ireland’ by Jasper Winn is published by Sort Of Books: www.sortof.co.uk

    'A Place Near Heaven' by Damien Enright, read by the author - 10 to 14 June

    ‘A Place Near Heaven’ is the story of a calendar year in West Cork, told in month-by-month observations of the natural world.

    ‘A Place Near Heaven’ is published by Gill & MacMillan.

    'Apparition and Late Fictions' by Thomas Lynch, read by Gary Murphy - 17 to 21 June

    The first book of prose fiction from poet and essayist Thomas Lynch includes the novella ‘Apparition’, about a Methodist minister who finds success as a relationship guru following his divorce from his adulterous wife.

    ‘Apparition & Late Fictions’ is published by Jonathan Cape.

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