November 2012 Book of the Month.
Winner of the Popular Fiction Prize at the Irish Book Awards 2012.
The Queen of storytelling Maeve Binchy sadly passed away in July 2012 and A Week in Winter is her last book. Full of her trademark warmth, humour and wonderful characters, you race through the pages to find out more about them. A Week in Winter tells the stories of the owner and guests staying in a beautiful and welcoming hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With a legacy of over 40 million books sold she was an inspiration to many authors and she will be sorely missed.
Orion publishing director Susan Lamb said the book is "absolutely terrific, it's vintage Maeve, showing again what a brilliant observer she was, full of empathy but never sentimental".
The Sheedy sisters had lived in Stone House for as long as anyone could remember. Set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic ocean, it was falling into disrepair - until one woman, with a past she needed to forget, breathed new life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big, warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist. Winnie is generally able to make the best of things, until she finds herself on the holiday from hell. John arrived on an impulse after he missed a flight at Shannon. And then there's Henry and Nicola, burdened with a terrible secret, who are hoping the break at Stone House will help them find a way to face the future.
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Publication date: 08/11/2012
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||8th November 2012|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Relationship 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