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Light a Penny Candle (1982)

by Maeve Binchy

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The chaotic events of World War II force Elizabeth White, a young English girl, to escape to Ireland, where she shares a friendship with Aisling O'Connor, with whom she endures years of change, joy, sorrow, betrayals, and an unbreakable bond.
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So interesting to re-read this again after reading her more recent books. It has a more formal tone to it than the most recent ones, it's actually a pretty grim story, and most of the guys are schmucks. Still a page-turner though! ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
Moving story of how a friendship can endure through many challenges and how strong Catholic beliefs influenced life in the 1940's. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
I wanted some 'light' reading to balance some of the heavier books I've been reading. I *thought* this book would have some 'sensus catholicus' about it. Nope, not at all. If this is what the rest of her books are like, mindless dumb-downed Catholicism (follow the rules because, I don't know, you're supposed to follow the rules), I don't think I'll bother. Oh well... ( )
  CatQuilt | Sep 5, 2019 |
This was the first book of hers I ever read and I recently reread it. Not as good as the Glass Lake but still a good book. ( )
  songbird72 | Feb 25, 2018 |
I wanted some 'light' reading to balance some of the heavier books I've been reading. I *thought* this book would have some 'sensus catholicus' about it. Nope, not at all. If this is what the rest of her books are like, mindless dumb-downed Catholicism (follow the rules because, I don't know, you're supposed to follow the rules), I don't think I'll bother. Oh well... ( )
  catquilt74 | Apr 16, 2017 |
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Maeve Binchyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Binchy, KateNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bulak, LaleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
DUCHAMP, MarcTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pawlikowska-Gannon, HannaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
SISSUNG, MaudTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strüh, ChristineÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Veraldi, AttilioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The chaotic events of World War II force Elizabeth White, a young English girl, to escape to Ireland, where she shares a friendship with Aisling O'Connor, with whom she endures years of change, joy, sorrow, betrayals, and an unbreakable bond.

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