The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

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Book On One Monday 11 February 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.

HOW TO LISTEN BACK TO THE BOOK ON ONE

You can listen back to the last four weeks of The Book on One here:  Listen 

['Listen' will open the most recent episode in the RTÉ Radio Player.  If you would like to hear an earlier episode, please click on 'Listen back further' - in the middle of the Player screen - which will open a calendar.]

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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'Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen, read by Karen Ardiff.

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife…’

So begins one of Jane Austen’s best-loved novels, which celebrates its 200th birthday this year.

Throughout Valentine’s week, listeners to The Book on One will be treated to the tale of the relationship between Austen’s feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet and the aloof Mr Darcy.

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