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Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

by Maeve Binchy

It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny--the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents... Eve--the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, aba...

Narrator: Fionnula Flanagan
Published: 08/01/2000
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Evening Class

Evening Class

by Maeve Binchy

It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking.They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin, to take a course in Italian. It was Latin teacher Aidan Dun...

Narrator: Kate Binchy
Published: 07/05/2000
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Minding Frankie

Minding Frankie

by Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy is back with a tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, about a motherless girl collectively raised by a close-knit Dublin community.When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship...

Narrator: Sile Bermingham
Published: 03/01/2011
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Maeve Binchy Value Collection

Maeve Binchy Value Collection

by Maeve Binchy

At the heart of every Irish family, the hopes of the future are tied deeply to the dreams of the past. And at the heart of every Maeve Binchy novel, the lives and loves of vividly drawn characters are deftly woven into unforgettable, beautifully reali...

Narrator: Fionnula Flanagan
Published: 07/06/2004
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A Week in Winter

A Week in Winter

by Maeve Binchy

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful pl...

Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Published: 02/12/2013
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The Glass Lake

The Glass Lake

by Maeve Binchy

Night after night the beautiful woman walked beside the serene waters of Lough Glass. Until the day she disappeared, leaving only a boat drifting upside down on the unfathomable lake that gave the town its name. Ravishing Helen McMahon, the Dubliner ...

Narrator: Fionnula Flanagan
Published: 07/05/2000
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Light a Penny Candle

Light a Penny Candle

by Maeve Binchy

Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, shy and genteel Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the boisterous O’Connors in Kilgarret, Ireland. It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling O’Connor, a friendship that...

Narrator: Kate Binchy
Published: 07/04/2000
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Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street

by Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; “for the future,” she would say. The future is now. Acr...

Narrator: Sile Bermingham
Published: 04/22/2014
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A Week in Summer

A Week in Summer

by Maeve Binchy

After many happy years of marriage and raising a family, Brian and Kathleen suddenly find themselves a bit lost in life. Midwesterners who’ve never traveled, Kathleen decides that what she and Brian need is a vacation, and with the help of an en...

Narrator: Maeve Binchy
Published: 05/03/2011
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Tara Road

Tara Road

by Maeve Binchy

Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance pho...

Narrator: Terry Donnelly
Published: 07/05/2000
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The Copper Beech

The Copper Beech

by Maeve Binchy

In the Irish town of  Schancarrig, the young people carve their initials--and  those of their loves-into the copper beech tree in  front of the schoolhouse. But not even Father  Gunn, the parish priest, who know...

Narrator: Fionnula Flanagan
Published: 07/05/2000
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Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

by Maeve Binchy

“[Maeve] Binchy makes you laugh, cry, and care. Her warmth and sympathy render the daily struggles of ordinary people heroic and turn storytelling into art.”  –San Francisco ChronicleWith the insight, humor, and compassion we ha...

Narrator: Sile Bermingham
Published: 02/17/2009
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Whitethorn Woods

Whitethorn Woods

by Maeve Binchy

“WHITETHORN WOODS is Binchy’s best read in a decade . . . Few contemporary novelists match Binchy’s gift for giving us the world through her characters’ eyes.” –The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Maeve Binchy once again ...

Narrator: Various Narrators,...
Published: 03/27/2007
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Maeves Times

Maeve's Times

by Maeve Binchy

Five decades of selected writings from the Irish Times by the beloved and best-selling author, filled with her hallmark humor, candor, and wisdom-a timeless gift to her legion of fans.Maeve Binchy once confessed: "As someone who fell off a c...

Narrator: Kate Binchy
Published: 10/28/2014
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A Few of the Girls

A Few of the Girls

by Maeve Binchy

From Maeve Binchy’s earliest writings to the most recent, her work is filled with wisdom and common sense and also a sharp, often witty voice that is insightful and reaches out to her readers around the world and of all ages. Whether it is one o...

Narrator: Katharine McEwan
Published: 03/01/2016
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Scarlet Feather

Scarlet Feather

by Maeve Binchy

They met in cooking school-and became fast friends with a common dream. Now, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather hope to take Dublin by storm with their newly formed catering company, aptly dubbed "Scarlet Feather." Not everyone, however, shares their optim...

Narrator: Barbara Caruso
Published: 07/19/2001
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