A fantastic Maeve Binchy - written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion.
Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and was educated at the Holy Child Convent in Killiney and at University College Dublin. After a spell as a teacher in various girls' schools, she joined the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982 and since then she has written more than a dozen novels and short-story collections, each one of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road. Maeve Binchy was awarded the 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 Bord Gais Irish Book Awards by the President of Ireland, Mrs Mary McAleese. Maeve is married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell. Visit her website at www.maevebinchy.com
Maeve Binchy, as always, explores the truth of family relationships with honesty, humour and compassion in a style that is uniquely her own. Wonderful. * Parent Talk *