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Quentins by Maeve Binchy

Quentins (original 2002; edition 2008)

by Maeve Binchy

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Authors:Maeve Binchy
Info:NAL Trade (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 403 pages
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Quentins by Maeve Binchy (2002)



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Reading a Maeve Binchy is like putting on a comfy pair of slippers and having a cuppa with a good friend and this book is no exception!
Quentins is a leading restaurant in Dublin and here we meet several characters, some new and some we've met in previous books. Ella is recovering from a relationship and puts her energy into the making of a documentary about the restaurant but there are many twists and turns along the way. With great humour and pathos interspersed the stories of the ordinary folk who work and eat there are told.
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  Northern_Light | Dec 20, 2016 |
If you haven't read Scarlet Feather, read that one first, as this is the sequel. Fun read 3.5 stars :-) ( )
  Icewineanne | Aug 4, 2016 |
The story of Ella Bradley, intertwined with the story of Quentin's Restaurant. A pleasant book with a few 'guest appearances' by characters from previous books, which is a little confusing. But Ella is very likeable, and it was a pleasant light read. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
As always this was an engaging story of adversity and the struggles to stay afloat. This was a well paced v book which had me eager for more from the start. ( )
  theReadingHead | Jul 17, 2015 |
What ages would I recommend it too? – Sixteen and up.

Length? – Several day’s read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Ireland 1990's.

Written approximately? – 2002.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No.

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Notes for the reader: This story brings in characters from several of Maeve Binchy's other novels. However, some of the timeframes seem off. In one place she mentions that Quentin's has been open one year, and Colm just opened his restaurant on Tara Road. The film is supposed to take place after Quentin's is 40 years old, so that Brenda would be nigh, or over 60, and so would Colm and Ria. Some timelines seem to not mesh correctly.

However, this is still a great novel, and if I hadn't just read Tara Road, i wouldn't know that! ( )
  AprilBrown | Feb 25, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0451209907, Mass Market Paperback)

In Maeve Binchy's timely and topical tale, Quentins, Ella Brady is a documentary filmmaker who wants to bring the tale of the eponymous Dublin restaurant to the screen. Quentins has had its fair share of ups and downs over the years and has become the meeting point for a lot of characters, including some familiar faces from previous Binchy novels. As Ella makes more and more headway with her documentary, the secrets, betrayals, and stories of love that emerge make her question whether or not she wants to bring the tale of Quentins to the screen after all; especially as she is also forced to confront a devastating dilemma from her own past.

Regarded by many as the true queen of the romantic Irish drama, Binchy has once again produced another fine page-turner that will please her army of loyal fans and hopefully win her many more. She has a real eye for character and exploring the often painful choices people are forced to make in their everyday lives. This is a tale of normal people, ordinary folk and the heartaches that have made them who they are. Fans will welcome the return of some familiar Binchy characters and Ella is a strong, likeable heroine, a woman who, in exploring the lives of these people, is forced to consider some choices she has made in her own life. So make a reservation at Quentins, sit back, and relax--you'll be in very good company. --Jane Warren, Amazon.co.uk

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Ella wants to make a documentary film about a famous Dublin restaurant from the 1970s to the present day. Then she begins to wonder if some secrets should be kept.

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