The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

Book On One

The Book ON ONE presents a mix of celebrated classic stories, international and Irish language writing, as well as the best of new fiction and memoir specially slected for their current and timeless appeal. 

It broadcasts nightly from Monday to Friday at 11.20pm during RTÉ Radio 1's 'Late Date' and is read for your pleasure by the books' authors or by one of a wonderful cast of professional readers.

In the mix are celebrated classic stories, international and Irish language writing, as well as the best of new fiction and memoir with a current and timeless appeal.

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Book On One

Book On One

15-19 October 2018

Gary Murphy reads ‘The Joy-Ride’, from the celebrated short story collection The Becker Wives by Mary Lavin which has recently been reissued by New Island after many years out of print.  

Middle aged Purdy and his youthful accomplice Crickem, are two butlers at a loose end with their master away goad one another into a day of carefree devilment. The setting for The Joy-Ride brings us into the heart of Lavin landscape - the countryside of county Meath.  As Christine Dwyer Hickey writes in her introduction to the collection ‘[it] starts out as a comedy of sorts…the story is a terrific and often hilarious study of male pride. It clips along before delivering us to a dark and twisted end.’  

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