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A few of the girls

A few of the girls

Binchy, Maeve, 1940-2012, author

From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve Binchy's work has included both nostalgic pieces and sharp, often witty, writing which is insightful and topical. But at the heart of all her fiction are the people and their relationships with each other. This volume offers a glorious collection of the very best of her stories, full of the warmth, charm and humour that has always been an essential part of her writing

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Orion Books, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 1409161447, 9781409161448
Note: Originally published: 2015.
Physical Description: 420 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Short stories.; General.; Short Stories.

Author note

Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road. Maeve Binchy received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A.T. Cross award in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord G?is Irish Book Awards by the President of Ireland. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for 35 years, and died in 2012.

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This new collection of Maeve's beloved short stories will force you to put down your smartphone in favour of your favourite armchair and this hardback. Featuring some of her best works it is a fine tribute to a very fine author
IMAGE magazine||The stories bring to life well-developed characters, often in the space of a few paragraphs, and brim with Maeve's warmth and common sense. She writes particularly well on loneliness, and about the hopes and fears of young people on the cusp of adulthood
IRISH INDEPENDENT||These stories are full of warmth and humour...easy to read and an ideal present for any of her fans
WOMAN'S WAY||The wit, humanity and truths of dearly departed Maeve Binchy live on in her absorbing fictions as this collection of 41 stories proves.