A collection of short stories relating to Christmas which would make a good stocking filler for someone who hasn’t really read Maeve Binchy before. If you are a fan you may have read some of the stories before in other collections.
Filled with Maeve Binchy's trademark wit and true storytelling genius, THIS YEAR IT WILL BE DIFFERENT powerfully evokes the lives of wives, husbands, children, friends and lovers.
There are step-families grappling with exes; long-married couples faced with in-law problems; a wandering husband choosing between the other woman and his wife; a child caught up in a grown-up tug-of-war...
Warm, witty and with a deep understanding of what makes us tick, THIS YEAR IT WILL BE DIFFERENT superbly demonstrates why Maeve Binchy's stories have become world-beaters.
'There's nobody like Binchy for warming the cockles, and this collection of Christmas stories warms them to white heat.' Kate Saunders, THE TIMES
'with her gift for effortless characterisation and homely detail, she evokes power shifts in families, unwelcome discoveries, conspiracies, affairs, forgiveness, sorrow and the rebirth of optimism with her usual warmth and sympathy.' Elizabeth Buchan, SUNDAY TIMES
'Brilliant, family-oriented short stories ... Binchy fans will love it - i did! 5/5' WOMAN'S OWN
Publication date: 04/09/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||4th September 2008|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,|
Maeve Binchy (1940 - 2012) 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 ...More About Maeve Binchy