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.
22 to 26 August - 'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín, read by Fiona Shaw.
In Co Wexford in the late 1960s, a woman with four children tries to rebuild her life following the death of her husband.
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1 to 5 August – ‘An Attack of Hunger’ from 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
25 to 29 July – ‘A Free Choice' from 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Cathy Belton
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'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.