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Maeve's Times - Maeve Binchy

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Discover what inspired Maeve Binchy in this hugely enjoyable collection of her writing from the Irish Times

'As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear 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' and 'Bathroom Joggers' to 'When Beckett met Binchy', these articles have all the warmth, wit and humanity of her fiction. Arranged in decades, from the 1960s to the 2000s, and including Maeve's first and last ever piece of writing for the Irish Times, the columns also give a fascinating insight into the author herself.

With an introduction written by her husband, the writer Gordon Snell, this collection of timeless writing reminds us of why the leading Irish writer was so universally loved.

About the Author

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 20 books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, including 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. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for 35 years, and died in 2012.

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      A true "national treasure" whose work touched lives of so many - IRISH INDEPENDENT

      Maeve had this marvellously black sense of humour and she was wildly funny and entertaining

      The author's great skill is to draw you into the world she creates, so that reading her books is like gossiping with old friends - DAILY EXPRESS

      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

      ISBN: 9781409149903
      ISBN-10: 1409149900
      Audience: Children
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 432
      Published: 24th June 2014
      Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.2
      Weight (kg): 0.46
      Edition Number: 1