Everything you need to understand or teach Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy.
In 1958, best friends Eve Malone and Benny Hogan leave the small town of Knockglen, Ireland to go to the university in Dublin. Their encounters with Jack Foley and Nan Mahon teach them about true friendship.
In Knockglen, Ireland in 1949, Benny Hogan celebrates her tenth birthday and befriends classmate Eve Malone. Benny is the only child of protective parents Annabel and Eddie, who own a menswear shop. Eve is an orphan being raised by nuns in a convent. Eve's mother's family, the Westwards, who are Protestants, objected to the marriage of Eve's mother Sarah Westward to Eve's father Jack Malone, a poor Catholic. They disowned Sarah and refused to raise Eve after Sarah died in childbirth and Jack committed suicide. Because Eve's father was a handyman for the convent, the nun Mother Francis got custody of Eve. Benny and Eve become best friends after Benny defends Eve from teasing... View more of the Circle of Friends Summary
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