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.
18 to 22 July – ‘After Me Comes The Flood’ by Sarah Perry, read by Peter Hanly
A man happens upon a mysterious house in the woods, and is welcomed by a group of strangers who seem to know him.
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4 to 15 July – ‘The Green Road’ by Anne Enright, read by Eva Birthistle (two weeks)
27 June to 1 July - ‘Return of the Brute’ by Liam O’Flaherty, read by David Heap
20 to 24 June - ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ by John Buchan, read by Eamonn Hunt
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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.