Maeve's Times

Maeve's Times

Selected Irish Times Writings

Book - 2013
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Maeve Binchy's Irish Times writings spanned five decades. An accidental journalist whose work first appeared after her father sent in colourful accounts he had received from her travels, from the beginning her writings reflected the warmth, laugh-out-loud humour and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction. From Life as a Waitress to Staving Off the Senior Moments , Maeve's Times demonstrations her own, inimitable take on life. With an introduction written by her husband, the writer Gordon Snell, Maeve's Times reminds us of why the writings of Maeve Binchy are universally cherished, and will be for generations to come.
Publisher: London Orion, 2013
ISBN: 9781409150336
9781409149897
1409149897
Branch Call Number: 828.91409 BIN NVD
Characteristics: 386 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ingle, Róisín

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Irene99
Apr 20, 2015

So enjoyed reading this great lady's wonderful witty writing, and getting to know her a bit better. Some of the articles were laugh out loud pieces. Some were very sad, especially chronicling situations at the kibbutz and others involving abortions. A great collection.

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readerjoce
Oct 19, 2014

This book is a great commentary on the times in which it was written, covering cultural mores, European politics and other newsy, everyday topics. The first several chapters in particular are LOL funny and provide clues to the inspiration for her novels. It is written like spoken word brilliantly. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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readerpat
Jun 07, 2014

I enjoyed this book but I prefer Maeve's novels.

LaughingOne Jan 12, 2014

I enjoyed reading many of Binchy's articles that were published in "Irish Times". I especially liked how they were grouped in decades; it was interesting to read in the perspective of a certain decade, and then in another decade there could be a related article, but from a different decade perspective. I did skim some of the articles as they seemed too "local" for me. Overall all, though, it was fun reading some of her non-fiction. Gave me a fuller appreciation of her fiction.

rowanquincy Jan 10, 2014

A collection of articles Binchy wrote for a newspaper. I found I was skipping over quite a bit of politically oriented material, and other outdated topics. There were some interesting pieces.

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