The Return Journey

by Maeve Binchy

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Return Journey

Twenty-one linked short stories with travel the overall theme. Featuring jet-setters to homely couples, sad people to warm folk, in fact all walks of life, they contain characters brilliantly ‘fleshed out’ in just a few words – Binchy’s hallmark – and the sort of book you really don’t want to come to an end.  A lovely collection.


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The Return Journey Synopsis

A secretary's silent passion for her boss meets the acid test on a business trip; a man and a woman's mutual disdain at first sight shows how deceptive appearances can be; an insecure wife clings to the illusion of order, only to discover chaos at the hands of a house-sitter who opens the wrong doors; a pair of star-crossed travellers pick up each other's bags, and then learn when you unlock a stranger's suitcase, you enter a stranger's life. These and many more poignant, ironic, often humorous stories - unforgettable slices of life - show why Maeve Binchy is one of the world's favourite storytellers.

The Good Book Guide Review

A very enjoyable collection of 21 short stories on the theme of travel. Maeve Binchy brings her typical warmth, wit and insight to the subject of journeys, each engaging tale showing a character in his or her true light, or revealing a surprise or unexpected opportunity. Airports and hotels, short stays and longer ones, all provide the setting and scope for life-changing meetings or far-reaching decisions.

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ISBN: 9781409103462
Publication date: 10/06/2010
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409103462
Publication date: 10th June 2010
Author: Maeve Binchy
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About Maeve Binchy

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 ...

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