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Maeve's Times by Maeve Binchy
  

Maeve's Times

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Written over the last 50 years, the best of Maeve Binchy’s journalism. An acute observer of humanity, she brings her unique view of people and place to these pieces.

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Synopsis

Maeve's Times by Maeve Binchy

'As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear they what they were saying at the next table in a restaurant, I suppose I am obsessively interested in what some might consider the trivia of other people's lives' Maeve Binchy is well-known for her bestselling novels, the most recent of which was A WEEK IN WINTER. But for many years Maeve was a journalist, writing for The Irish Times. From 'The Student Train' to 'Plane Bores', 'Bathroom Joggers' to 'When Beckett met Binchy', these articles have all the warmth, wit and humanity of her fiction.

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Maeve's Times is funny and clever and kind, which are excellent qualities in both books and people ... what this wonderful collection of her work for this paper from 1964 to 2011 makes abundantly clear is that she was a superb journalist * IRISH TIMES * While the collection makes an enjoyable read on the merit of humor alone, editor Ingle's selections capture Binchy's journalistic apprenticeship, record an intelligent woman's perspective on a changing world, and offer entertaining glimpses of biography that Binchy fans will adore. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * This selection of her work represents Binchy's eclectic interests, infectious sense of humor and wry take on social change... A blithe, entertaining collection that will surely delight Binchy's many fans. * KIRKUS *


About the Author

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 Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Irish Book Awards by the President of Ireland.

Binchy, who was 72, has sold more than 40 million books to date, translated into 37 languages. She lived in Dalkey all her life and was married in 1977 to the children's writer Gordon Snell. Her last book carries the dedication: "To Gordon -- who makes life great every single day."

Maeve’s final book A Week in Winter published after her death in 2012 was the winner of the Popular Fiction Prize at the Irish Book Awards.

Fellow novelist SOPHIE KING on MAEVE BINCHY

I was only a teenager when I discovered Maeve and I've always loved her books but the one that sticks out in my mind is Evening Class. It's told from the point of view of different characters - which is what I do in my own books. It's a wonderful way of getting into the characters' heads and also to move the plot along.

Click here to download an article from the Irish Independent about Maeve Binchy.

Click here to download an article from The Belfast Telegraph about Maeve Binchy.

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Publication date

12th September 2013

Author

Maeve Binchy

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
eBook Favourites

Reportage & collected journalism

ISBN

9781409150336

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