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by Maeve Binchy

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 038534175X
ISBN13: 978-0385341752
Language: English
Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (May 29, 2007)
Pages: 400
Fb2 eBook: 1981 kb
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Praise for Maeve Binchy. Binchy’s novels are never less than entertaining. The Copper Beech - Paperback - eBook. The Glass Lake - Paperback - eBook.

Praise for Maeve Binchy. They are, without exception, repositories of common sense and good humou. hronicled with tenderness and wit’. Proves how wise and funny Maeve Binchy is – and how adept at keeping a reader bolt upright till five in the morning’. Compulsive readin. s Binchy has the true storyteller’s knack’. High drama, betrayal and traged. t left me feeling stunned’. Evening Class - Paperback - eBook.

The Copper Beech is a 1992 novel by the Irish author Maeve Binchy. Set in the 1950s and 1960s, the storyline follows the lives of 12 characters living in a small Irish town, in chapters with interlocking plot elements. The novel was recorded as a BBC audiobook in 2007. The novel follows the lives of 12 different young people in the small Irish town of Shancarrig, most of them graduates of the stone schoolhouse on the hill where they engraved their initials on a large copper beech tree

Binchy makes you laugh, cry, and care. Her warmth and sympathy render the daily struggles of ordinary people heroic and turn storytelling into ar. -San Francisco Chronicle.

Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Binchy makes you laugh, cry, and care.

My new favourite Binchy book. It centres around a small community and a school with a beech tree

My new favourite Binchy book. The Copper Beech is an incredible compilation of short stories about the people living in the small town of Shancarrig. The stories describe their lives, hopes, feelings, secrets, fears and loves. Though there are 8 stories of different people, they are all woven I have been reading Maeve Binchy books since I was a teenager and for as long as I can remember, Tara Road has always been my favourite. It centres around a small community and a school with a beech tree. Like many of her books it is not really a story as such, but more a collection of tales told from the perspective of different characters and all the tales intertwine.

Praise for The Copper Beech A book with a difference. You’ll take it home to lend to your best friend. Her warmth and sympathy render the daily struggles of ordinary people heroic and turn storytelling into art. -San Francisco Chronicle The Copper Beech finds author Maeve Binchy at her Irish storytelling best! -Cleveland Plain Dealer. Another great Binchy read. Takes place in Schancarrig, a small Irish town. Binchy’s characters are unique and well-developed. Lots of secrets are revealed. Themes are family, friendship and.

The copper beech is the gateway to Maeve Binchy's marvellous portrait of. .Binchy's first novel, Light a Penny Candle (1982), follows the friendship of two young women through two decades.

The copper beech is the gateway to Maeve Binchy's marvellous portrait of a small Irish town whose untroubled surface conceals the passions, rivalries, friendships, ambitions and jealousies beneath. Noted as a superb storyteller, Binchy examined her characters and their relationships with wit and great understanding. Educated at University College, Dublin (. 1960), Binchy taught school in Dublin from 1961 to 1968, when she began her career as a reporter for the daily Irish Times.

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Then they all started to call him Dr Jims. It had to do with Maisie, of course. Maisie who couldn’t pronounce any name properly, not even one as ordinary as James. to the telephone and in front of the whole waiting room she had said that Dr Jims was wanted. Somehow, the name had stuck. James Blake was too young a man to be given a full title, not while the great Dr Nolan held sway in Shancarrig

Books blog Maeve Binchy: a big-hearted guide to friendship, love and loss. Binchy, whose stories focused on small-town Irish life and included the novel Circle of Friends, died after a short illness.

Books blog Maeve Binchy: a big-hearted guide to friendship, love and loss. Authors from Anne Rice to Ian Rankin are lining up to mourn the death of Maeve Binchy on Twitter, and I agree: the world has lost one of its warmest writers. Published: 7:20 AM. Maeve Binchy: a big-hearted guide to friendship, love and loss. Greenslade Maeve Binchy, a journalist whose head was full of stories. Published: 7:18 PM. Maeve Binchy, bestselling Irish writer, dies aged 72.

A book with a difference. You’ll take it home to lend to your best friend

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, The Copper Beech is as soothing as a cup of tea. -People. In the little Irish town of Shancarrig, the young people carve their initials-and those of their loves-into the copper beech tree in front of the schoolhouse. Praise for The Copper Beech. A book with a difference.

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 knows most of what goes  on behind Shancarrig's closed doors, or Dr. Jims,  the village doctor, who knows all the rest,  realizes that not everything in the placid village is  what it seems.From the Hardcover edition.
Comments to eBook The Copper Beech: A Novel
Perongafa
I loved this book, as I do all of Maeve Binchy books. Nora (who calls herslef Signora) lived in Italy for many years, so she could be closer to her lover, Mario. When Mario is killed, his wife and family request Signora return to her native Ireland. She does, and meets Aiden Dunn, who is trying to start an evening class in his beloved Italian language. Signora eagerly agrees to teach it, and a motley collection of people join up, each with his or her own reasons. Signora assigns them all new names in Italian. Bill, a banker (called Guglielmo) and his airhead girlfriend Lizzie (Elizabetta) take the course to hopefully become a banker in Italy. Connie (called Constanza) is going through a public breakup, and wants to take Italian in the hopes that her first boyfriend is in the class. She is extremely wealthy. Laddy (Lorenzo) is a simple man with learning challenges, who works as a hotel porter. He finds a great deal of money a wealthy Italian family drop, and he tracks them down and returns it. He believes they invite him to spend time in Italy. Lou (Luigi) is a gangster, who is instructed to take the class and finds himself enjoying it greatly. Fiona doesn't take the class, but is figured highly in the story. Her boyfriend, Barry (Bartolomeo) is in the class. The class plans a trip to Italy as a group.
Hearing everyone's story, and seeing how they all interrelate, is wonderful. It's a great book, I've read it several times.
Vonalij
This is an enjoyable novel by Binchy. Admittedly I am a fan of her work overall and have read most of her novels so I may be more generous with the scoring on her books than others. Really this one was somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. Binchy has a cozy, easy writing style and is good at telling a story. Her novels often center around relationships and careers and are always involving characters from her native Ireland. She can create good characters, though they are sometimes uneven. This book is what I would describe as "later Binchy." Early Binchy often were tales that took place in small Irish towns of the 1950's and 1960's. Later Binchy novels usually take place in Dublin and have characters that show up for cameos in different novels. They also are often a group of inter-linked stories rather than one narrative tale.

This novel takes place in Ireland of the 90's and is set mostly in a poor neighborhood of Dublin. It is a group of stories, told from the different POV's of people associated with an Evening Class in Italian speaking. Each story is like a mini-Binchy novel and many elements that appear in early novels appear again in these stories. There are cheating husbands and wives (like in all of her novels). Handsome rakes that end up to be no good cheaters (...like in almost all of her novels). A woman who saves the people ripped off by her husband's business (like in Tara Road). A eerily accurate fortune teller shows up (like in Glass Lake, Tara Road, and possibly more). The high class Dublin restaurant Quentins shows up again in this one. Signora and Aidan, the two main characters, make their first appearance in this novel. They also become Binchy staples and appear in many of her later novels. Some story ends are not wrapped up, some characters are great and some are flat. This book also has a weakness that shows up in many of Binchy's more modern novels, in that she has trouble writing realistic "modern" female characters. They often come across as what a sheltered middle-aged or older person thinks young women are like these days. However, if you are a fan of Binchy in general you will like this book and it keeps you interested throughout.
Kabei
I read Tara Road about 10 years ago and loved it. So I decided to try this one. It was a bit slow at first because Aiden is the first character. He was not my favorite. But the way Binchy connects all her characters is absolutely brilliant! I couldn't stop reading it. There are so many characters connected that when you began a new chapter you would see a familiar name mentioned and wrack your brain trying to remember who they were. But as you continue to read a few pages you are like "OMG" as you realize the connection.
Damand
I am a long-time fan of Maeve Binchy. It seems from the other reviews that I still need to read "Copper Beech." That will be my next book purchase, and then maybe, the CD.

I recently ventured into books in CD form when I began to have difficulty sleeping. My eyes would be tired from reading, but my brain insisted on staying awake. So I bought a familiar - and well-liked - story from another author, and found that more often than not, I would simply drift asleep while the story was still playing. So I went ahead and bought other books in THAT series, and when wondering where to start next, I saw my collection of Maeve Binchy's books sitting on my bookshelf, and that was that. While I love the way several of her books interweave (everybody turns up in Quentin's, sooner or later!), my far-away favorite has always been "Evening class, mostly because I, too, love the Italian language and have enjoyed many a happy evening during my adult life in classes of various languages. (We've never managed a viaggio, however!)

Like most of her books, Mrs. Binchy tells this story in such a way that you soon feel drawn into a circle of friends, rather than characters in a book. You get to know them and you care about them - as they learn to care about each other. I have also read Scarlet Feather and Tara Road, and they are absolutely as delightful as Evening Class.

Hearing a musical Irish feminine voice narrating was even more soothing than hearing the man in the previous set of books. My husband, a psychotherapist, suggested that perhaps hearing these voices as I drifted off to sleep reminded me of my father and grandmother reading to me when I was very small. Perhaps so.

I would suggest reading the books first, to get a feeling for them and to familiarize yourself with the characters. Then, if you like them, treat yourself to the CD version. Absolute bliss - not it's not illegal, immoral, or fattening! Just gentle, heart-warming enjoyment.
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