Monday 20th to Friday 24th May
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.
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This week's Book on One is The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol and read by Declan Brennan. This recording was made in 2015 and first broadcast last year.
'Canada' by Richard Ford, read by the author
‘First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.’
So begins Richard Ford’s most recent novel ‘Canada’ which tells the story of 15-year-old Dell Parsons, and the impact that his parents’ actions have on the course of his life.
‘Canada’ by Richard Ford is published by Bloomsbury.
Also currently available for playback:
‘The Boat’ by Nam Le, read by Gary Murphy, 13 to 17 May
'Dark Lies The Island' by Kevin Barry, read by the author, 6 to 10 May
'The China Factory' by Mary Costello, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, 29 April to 3 May
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.