Everything you need to understand or teach Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy.
Maeve Binchy’s novel Circle of Friends focuses on Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, two close friends who live in a small Irish village called Knockglen. Although they have grown up together, their circumstances are quite different. Benny is the beloved only child of overprotective parents while Eve’s parents died when she was an infant, and she has been raised by the loving nuns in the local Catholic convent. Both harbor some resentments – Benny toward her parents’ tendency to be overbearing and controlling, and Eve toward the Westwards, the influential family who disowned her mother when she married below her station and then abandoned Eve when she was orphaned.
When the girls finish school, both head for nearby Dublin, each under different circumstances. Benny’s parents have saved enough money to send her to the University College of Dublin, but they demand that she return home to...
Circle of Friends Lesson Plans contain 118 pages of teaching material, including: