The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

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.

CURRENT SERIES 

23 to 27 January - 'Not The Same Sky' by Evelyn Conlon, read by the author.

By 1848 famine has ravaged Ireland.  A shortage of female labour in Australia offers a kind of solution to what to do with the growing numbers in the workhouses... This novel is imagined from the real lives of the girls who sailed aboard the Thomas Arbuthnot and who made new lives in Australia.

'Not The Same Sky' by Evelyn Conlon is published by Wakefield Press.

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16 to 20 January - 'Four Sides Full', a personal essay by Vona Groarke, read by the author.

9 to 13 January - 'An Attack of Hunger' from the story collection 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú.

2 to 6 January - ‘A Free Choice’ from ‘The Springs of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan, read by Cathy Belton.

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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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