Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy

The Biography

Book - 2014
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Maeve Binchy's heartwarming tales of love, life, and loss made her one of America's best-loved storytellers. Her novels, which sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, captured imaginations on both sides of the Atlantic in a way that most authors only dream of. Seared with a truth and honesty that leapt from the page, her stories capture the imagination and continue to win her legions of loyal fans.

In this extraordinary biography, Piers Dudgeon reveals that the inspiration for many of her stories came from Maeve's own hard-won experience growing up in Ireland. In the land of her birth and what would become the setting of her novels, Maeve suffered through a difficult adolescence and famously lost her faith before coming to terms with who she was and expressing at last the qualities that would come to define her as both a writer and a person.

Drawing on extensive research and humorous personal anecdotes, Maeve Binchy: The Biography celebrates the life of a compassionate, down-to-earth and charming woman who touched hearts around the world and left behind an incredible legacy.

Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press,, 2014, c2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250047144
Branch Call Number: 823.914 BIN NVD
Characteristics: 335 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm


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Feb 20, 2018

I enjoyed reading about my favourite authors life. It sure was colourful. But some parts of the book were quite boring.

LaughingOne Oct 22, 2014

Parts of this book seemed more like reviews of Binchy's books and less about her life. Overall though, I enjoyed learning more about the person behind the wonderful stories I've enjoyed reading over the years.

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