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.
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.]
The Book on One is off air from Monday 3 October to Friday 4 November, when all of the stories short-listed in this year's RTÉ Radio 1 competition in memory of Francis MacManus are broadcast.
'Strumpet City' by James Plunkett
To tie in with the ‘Dublin: One City, One Book’ initiative, for four weeks in April James Plunkett’s epic novel is The Book on One.
‘Strumpet City’ – which tells the story of the mass lockout of trade unionists by employers in Dublin in 1913 – features a wonderfully memorable cast of characters, not least of which is the city itself.
The reader is Barry McGovern.
A new edition of ‘Strumpet City’, which was first published in 1969, has just been issued by Gill & Macmillan.
Also currently available for playback:
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.