The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

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.

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27 February to 10 March - 'My Brilliant Friend' by Elena Ferrante, read by Ali White.

The first book in Ferrante’s acclaimed Neapolitan series of novels follows childhood friends Elena and Lila as they navigate adolescence.

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13 to 24 February - 'Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austen, read by Kathy Rose O'Brien (two weeks).

6 to 10 February - ‘Dinosaurs On Other Planets’ by Danielle McLaughlin, read by Andrew Bennett.

30 January to 3 February - 'Astray', short stories by Emma Donoghue, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú.

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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