Return Journey - Maeve Binchy Reviews
Description:ISBN 0385341792 / Author: Maeve Binchy / Genre: Fiction
Newest Review: ... I like a book that I can get my teeth into and, although many books containing short stories can be brilliantly written, to ... more
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Customer Return Journey - Maeve Binchy Reviews (3)
by - written on 01/10/10, updated on 10/07/12 (Very useful, 132 readings)
I think I have read all of Maeve Binchy's novels. Since I first read her 1982 novel, 'Light a Penny Candle' I have admired her writing skills and always looked forward to a new novel being published. I loved reading her books which tell a complete story, becoming caught up in the story from just about the first page. I consider Maeve Binchy to be incredibly talented. She can weave a fantastic story starting, seemingly, with nothing. Her understanding of the intrigues and problems in people's lives is brilliant, in my opinion. I love her characterisation, which I find superb. When she tells tales of Dublin, especially, I feel I am there although in reality that is a place Read the complete review
by - written on 23/01/10 (Useful, 8 readings)
I was given this book by my nan, who said the stories were her favourites ever. Having read a few of Binchy's previous books, I knew what to expect, and didn't think I'd be instantly impressed. I was, though! This book contains 14 short stories, which are gorgeously written and suit Binchy's writing style perfectly. The title story is about a mother who has left her home in Ireland to start a new life. Her daughter, however, has stayed in Ireland, determined to investigate her family tree. The two write each other weekly letters, discussing everything from their past to their futures, and trying to fix a broken relationship. Its such a beautiful story, and the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/01/10, updated on 22/01/10 (Very useful, 30 readings)
The newest book from Maeve Binchy which is a selcetion of short stories Maeve Binchy is a no 1 bestselling author, and this is her latest offering, in this selection of short stories she tells tales of star crossed travellers, house sitters who can change your life forever, girls holidays to greece with surprising consequences and chance encounters at airports bringing together unlikely people. These stories were easy to read, however, Maeve Binchy usually has an uncanny knack in bringing you into the perosns life that she is talking about, you generally feel part of it, i feel the magic has been lost in these short stories, purely because they are ... Read the complete review
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