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It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents... Eve—the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns. Eve and Benny—they knew the sins and secrets behind every villager's lace curtains...except their own.
It widened at Dublin, at the university where Benny and Eve met beautiful Nan Mahlon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision.
"Maeve Binchy has a gimlet eye for the seething cauldron of emotions which lies beneath the surface of everyday life" * Irish Independent * "An adept storyteller with a sharp eye for social nuances and a pleasing affection for her characters" * Sunday Times * "Full of warmth and pure delight" * Woman & Home * "As gripping as a blockbuster, but infinitely gentler and wiser" * Cosmopolitan * "[An] irresistible invitation to share the lives of people who believe in enduring values" * Detroit Free Press *
ISBN: 9780099498599 ISBN-10: 0099498596 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 736 Published: 1st June 2006 Publisher: Cornerstone Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin and was the London Correspondent for the Irish Times. Her first novel was LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE and she has now sold millions of copies of her books around the world. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell.
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