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Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 28, 1940. She received a B.A. from University College in Dublin in 1960. After teaching at a school for girls, she became a journalist, columnist and editor at the Irish Times. By 1979, she was writing plays, a successful television script, and several short story collections. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 20 books including Silver Wedding, Scarlet Feather, Heart and Soul, Minding Frankie, and A Week in Winter. The Lilac Bus and Echoes were made into TV movies, while Circle of Friends, Tara Road and How About You were made into feature films. Her title Chestnut Street is a New York Times Best Seller. She died after a brief illness on July 30, 2012 at the age of 72. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Tara Road… (more)
Tara Road 4,266 copies, 50 reviews
Circle of Friends 3,700 copies, 50 reviews
Scarlet Feather 2,884 copies, 49 reviews
Quentins 2,809 copies, 42 reviews
Evening Class 2,643 copies, 39 reviews
The Glass Lake 2,450 copies, 27 reviews
Nights of Rain and Stars 2,364 copies, 62 reviews
Whitethorn Woods 2,129 copies, 62 reviews
The Copper Beech 1,981 copies, 27 reviews
Light a Penny Candle 1,896 copies, 26 reviews
Heart and Soul 1,714 copies, 57 reviews
A Week in Winter 1,640 copies, 106 reviews
Echoes 1,633 copies, 20 reviews
Firefly Summer (Author) 1,553 copies, 22 reviews
Minding Frankie 1,470 copies, 78 reviews
The Lilac Bus 1,208 copies, 20 reviews
This Year It Will Be Different 1,178 copies, 22 reviews
Silver Wedding 1,148 copies, 22 reviews
The Return Journey (Author) 1,035 copies, 17 reviews
London Transports 753 copies, 10 reviews
Chestnut Street 680 copies, 21 reviews
Irish Girls About Town: An Anthology of Short Stories (Contributor) 559 copies, 15 reviews
Dublin 4 358 copies, 4 reviews
A Few of the Girls: Stories 319 copies, 9 reviews
Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words 239 copies, 2 reviews
Aches & Pains 129 copies, 2 reviews
Full House 119 copies, 6 reviews
The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club 116 copies, 4 reviews
Star Sullivan 109 copies, 6 reviews
The Builders (Open Door) 82 copies, 6 reviews
Victoria Line 53 copies
Cross Lines 26 copies
Dear Maeve 21 copies
Central Line 19 copies
The Cruise 14 copies
My first book 10 copies, 1 review
End of Term 5 copies
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Desde el corazón 1 copy, 1 review
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Never No More (Introduction, some editions) 92 copies, 5 reviews
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No More Than Human (Introduction, some editions) 46 copies, 4 reviews
Rapunzel's Revenge (Contributor) 40 copies
The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing (Contributor) 38 copies
The Penguin Book of Irish Comic Writing (Author, some editions) 24 copies, 1 review
The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (Contributor) 16 copies, 1 review
Love Stories (Contributor) 9 copies

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Maeve Binchy was born on 28 May 1940 in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, the eldest child of four. She studied at University College Dublin, then taught, and later became a journalist. She was married to Gordon Snell, also a writer.
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