The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

thebookonone@rte.ie

11-15 Márta

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)

Scéalta le Seán Mac Mathúna

Is é an scríbhneoir Seán Mac Mathúna a bheidh linn ar an Book on One an tseachtain seo. Léifidh an túdar é fhéin dhá scéal dúinn, ‘Págánaigh’agus ‘Na Catacómaí’.

Tá ‘Págánaigh’ foilsithe ag Cois Life sa leabhar ‘Banana’.

Stories by Seán Mac Mathúna

Writer Seán Mac Mathúna will be our featured author on The Book on One this week. He will read two of his own short stories, ‘Págánaigh’ and ‘Na Catacómaí’.

'Págánaigh' is published by Cois Life in 'Banana', a collection of short stories by Seán Mac Mathúna.

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Currently available for playback:

18 to 22 February: Fiona Shaw reads ‘A World of Love’ by Elizabeth Bowen.

25 February to 1 March: Megan Riordan reads ‘The Best of Everything’ by Rona Jaffe.

4 to 8 March: Patrick deWitt reads his novel ‘The Sisters Brothers’.

and

3 to 28 September 2012: 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens, read by Conor Farrington.
Click on 3 September in the Programme Archive.

11 to 15 February 2013: 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, read by Karen Ardiff.
Click on 11 February in the Programme Archive.

 

 

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