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.
The Lady of Deerpark by Seamus O’Kelly (1881-1918) is read by Andrew on the Book on One to mark the centenary of the death of the author. Seamus O’Kelly was one of the writers whose developing literary talent was being recognised when he died after being wounded in November 1918 caught up in the turmoil of this volatile period in our history. Told from the point of view of Paul Jennings agent of Deerpark, an estate house in the west of Ireland of the 1890s the book is an ironic elegy for a way of life in decay. It has been hailed as a book of significance in wonderfully capturing the atmosphere of its time.
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