Thursday, August 16, 2007
MAEVE BINCHY , HUMAN PHENOMENON
Believe it ot not but it is 25 years since this delightful Irish writer had her first novel published. And what a novel it was, Light A Penny Candle. It went on to sell millions of copies and assured her of a place in the hearts of book readers around the world.
Since then there have been another dozen or so novels and a couple of short story collections and without exceeption they have all been bestsellers. No wonder; warmth & humour and compassion and fun and mischief and optimism, shine out of them and you always feel good when you finish them. Thank you Maeve.
And now there is another to enjoy now out in paperback, Whitethorn Woods, 450 pages of vintage Binchy. Perfect for taking on the plane or for just curling up with in front of the fire.