The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

thebookonone@rte.ie

18th to 22nd February

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)

'A World of Love' by Elizabeth Bowen

'A World of Love' by Elizabeth Bowen, read by Fiona Shaw.

To mark the 40th anniversary of Elizabeth Bowen’s death, The Book on One features an archive recording of Fiona Shaw reading from Bowen’s 1955 novel ‘A World of Love’.

The story centres on a group of relations staying in a run-down country house in Co Cork, and the repercussions following the discovery of a packet of love letters in the attic.

The producer of the 1999 recording of 'A World of Love' was Séamus Hosey.

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