Maeve Binchy Summary

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504 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Drabelle offers a positive assessment of Light a Penny Candle, but argues that the novel drags toward the end. [Light a Penny Candle] is worth reading for its insults alone. M... Read more
3,161 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following interview, Binchy discusses her novels, her success with writing, and her journalism background. The Irish author Maeve Binchy has a long list of international best-sellers to her nam... Read more
808 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review of Evening Class, Zuravleff argues that—although Binchy is a skilled author—the threads between the different stories in the novel are weak. I read [Evening Class... Read more
436 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Knapp offers a positive assessment of Evening Class, but notes that several of the situations in the novel seem contrived and implausible. Maeve Binchy's prolific pen h... Read more
328 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Campbell offers a positive assessment of The Return Journey. You've brushed your teeth and climbed into bed, and now comes the big decision: What to read before driftin... Read more
702 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following essay, Odone discusses how Binchy deals with male and female sexuality in her writing. The news that Maeve Binchy, Britain's most popular female novelist, is to hang up her pen... Read more
749 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following positive review, Dooley lauds Binchy's characterization in Silver Wedding. [In Silver Wedding,] Desmond Doyle, meek and mild and married almost 25 years to Deirdre O'Hag... Read more
761 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following mixed review, Dooley asserts that Binchy lacks sympathy for the characters in The Lilac Bus. Along the roads of Ireland are signs bearing big, black dots—a reminder to those dr... Read more
2,076 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following interview, Binchy discusses her childhood in Ireland, her publishing history, and her writing style. “Maeve's already here,” says the desk clerk at Arbutus Lodge ... Read more
952 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following essay, Binchy discusses her relationship with and the inspiration that she draws from her homeland, Ireland. Maeve Binchy's newest bestseller [The Copper Beech] follows the for... Read more