The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

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The Book On One, July 29th- August 2nd 2013

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

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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 Week in Winter' by Maeve Binchy

'A Week in Winter' by Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy passed away on the 30th of July 2012 and to mark the first anniversary of her death, The Book on One this week features her final novel, A Week in Winter.

The story is set in a small Irish town on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland. It tells the story of Geraldine Starr, known to everyone as Chicky, who leaves Stoneybridge as a young woman, only to return twenty years later to turn the rambling old Stone House into a hotel, a project which changes her life as well as the lives of those who come to visit.

The reader is Kate Binchy.

A Week in Winter is published by Orion Books.

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