The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

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.


23 to 27 January - 'Not The Same Sky' by Evelyn Conlon, read by the author.

By 1848 famine has ravaged Ireland.  A shortage of female labour in Australia offers a kind of solution to what to do with the growing numbers in the workhouses... This novel is imagined from the real lives of the girls who sailed aboard the Thomas Arbuthnot and who made new lives in Australia.

'Not The Same Sky' by Evelyn Conlon is published by Wakefield Press.


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16 to 20 January - 'Four Sides Full', a personal essay by Vona Groarke, read by the author.

9 to 13 January - 'An Attack of Hunger' from the story collection 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú.

2 to 6 January - ‘A Free Choice’ from ‘The Springs of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan, read by Cathy Belton.

'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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