The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

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June 2013

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.

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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)

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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.

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