25th February to 1st March
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.
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.
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)
'The Best of Everything' by Rona Jaffe
‘The Best of Everything’ by Rona Jaffe, read by Megan Riordan.
Rona Jaffe’s debut novel, which caused a scandal when it was first published in 1958, follows the lives of four young women who move to New York looking for romance and hoping to build their careers.
'The Best of Everything' by Rona Jaffe is published by Penguin.
Also available for playback:
4 to 8 February: Caitríona Ní Mhurchú reads 'The Buddha In The Attic' by Julie Otsuka.
11 to 15 February: Karen Ardiff reads 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen.
18 to 22 February: Fiona Shaw reads ‘A World of Love’ by Elizabeth Bowen.
3 to 28 September 2012: 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens, read by Conor Farrington.
Click on 3 September in the Programme Archive.