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Binchy, Kate

Overview
Works: 38 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 3,621 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Pastoral fiction  Love stories  Humor  Frame-stories  Detective and mystery stories  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6052.I7728, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Kate Binchy
Publications by Kate Binchy
Most widely held works by Kate Binchy
Evening class by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
An evening class in introductory Italian is taught by two teachers, each desperately looking for something missing in their lives, and many of the students also have their own problems that they hope to solve by a trip to Italy when the class is over
The copper beech by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Eight children once carved their names on the trunk of the great copper beech which shaded the schoolhouse in Shancarrig, Ireland. Now those children are grown. For each one, Shancarrig holds special memories
Circle of friends by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 libraries worldwide
"Big, soft-featured Benny, an adored only child, and Eve, the poor, birdlike orphan brought up by nuns, are best friends in the small Irish town of Knockglen. On their first day at University College, Dublin, a fatal road accident brings the pair together with fellow students Nan Mahon and Jack Foley, and new friendships are quickly struck. Jack and Nan introduce Eve and Benny to a life of excitement and sophistication"--Publisher description
The Lilac bus by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Eight short stories involving seven disparate characters, each with a hidden personal life, whose only link is a lilac colored minibus that carries them home from Dublin each weekend
Light a penny candle by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
When genteel Elizabeth meets the boisterous O'Connors, it creates a bond destined to survive twenty turbulent years
The silver wedding by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A unique family occasion is looming for the O'Hagans: Desmond and Deirdre will have been married for twenty-five years in October. Naturally there must be a celebration - but who is going to arrange it? The past secrets and present fears of the family are gradually unveiled in this collection of stories
Dublin 4 by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
A society hostess entertains her husband's mistress to dinner; a country girl savours the delights of city life; a student faces the dilemma of unmarried pregnancy; and a drink-ridden photographer tries to relaunch his shattered career. A vintage collection of four stories set in the heart of Dublin's fashionable Southside, Dublin 4 has all of the author's intimate grasp of human feelings, and her marvellous ear for dialogue
Echoes by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
In a small seaside Irish town in the late 1950s, two very different children are growing up, shouting their hearts desires into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them far from Castlebay, a place empty and grey in winter but overbustling with visitors in the gaudy days of summer. One of the children is Clare, shopkeeper Tom O'Brien's younger daughter. She wins a scholarship to University College, Dublin, and seems set for academic glory. The other is David Power, the doctor's son. He dreams of escape, also via Dublin, as a medic. But the path of these two children cross again in a quite unexpected way. Castlebay will draw them back in this drama of ambition, betrayal, before love finally reaches it turbulent conclusion
London transports by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Whether it's the sudden snapping of bonds between lovers or shopping on Oxford Street, Maeve Binchy finds the unexpected truth in experiences so real that every woman will recognize them. Filled with her delicious humor and warmth, the twenty-two stories in London Transports will delight and captivate as they take us to a place that is far away--and yet so familiar ... Where having an affair with a married man brings one woman to a turning point ... Where another finds that looking for an apartment to share can be a risky business ... Where nosing into a secretary's life can have shocking results ... Where a dress designer just had a god-awful day ... And where Maeve Binchy captures the beat of every woman's heart
The homecoming and other stories by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
In Homecoming, the Brennans run Quentin's restaurant in Dublin for the owner, who lives abroad. But what will happen when he suddenly pays a visit? Telling Stories sees Irene's fiancé turning up the night before the wedding with a face as white as the dress that is to be worn the next day. Then trouble starts. In Needy, Heather is painfully aware that Valentine's Day declarations of love should be viewed with suspicion, even if the sender is the one she loves. And in The Interview, Bessie is deaf and needs a place in a special school. But will she pass the interview?
Quentins by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Hvert bord i Quentins Restaurant i Dublin har historier at fortælle - om kærlighed, bedrag, glæde eller fortvivlelse
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Noel and Lisa adore their little girl, Frankie, and with the help of their friends, Declan and Fiona, Lizzie and Muttie and Aidan and Signora, they work hard to give her a happy and secure home. But in fact neither of them are Frankie's parents. They are there first because of a promise, and they stayed because Frankie has become a life-line to them both. For Noel, looking after Frankie has been his salvation. An alcoholic, he knew nothing about Frankie until her mother told him she was pregnant, he was the father, and she needed him to take care of the baby. Lisa gave up a good job for the man she loved, determined to help him set up his business. But nothing turned out as expected. Not everyone is keen to support Noel and Lisa in their efforts. Marian is a social worker, and absolutely sure an ex-alcoholic is not a suitable parent. But her own life is not as straightforward as she would have everyone believe
The glass lake by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Kit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, where everyone knows everyone, and change comes slowly. Until one day, beautiful, mysterious Helen McMahon disappears, presumed drowned in the lake. Gossip runs wild-and the consequences for Helen's husband, her son, and above all for her daughter Kit, are unimaginable and will leave no ones's life unchanged
Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather set up a catering business together in Dublin. Tom is hopelessly in love with his beautiful ambitious girlfriend, Marcella ; Cathy's marriage is ever more distant. But then the aphrodisiac of shared business trials and tribulations starts its inevitable work
Aches and pains by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
What do you want when you're miserable with aches and pains? Maeve Binchy's wonderful mixture of humour, common sense, and anecdote will advise on everything from Baring Your Body, Elastic Stockings and Giving Up Drink to Cheering Things About Chest Pains
Far from over by Sheila O'Flanagan( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Gemma Garvey's marriage has been over for ages. And it was Gemma's choice to end it, her decision to go it alone with two kids, rather than pretend the marriage to career-obsessed David was working. So why is she so upset when he marries that flame-haired bimbo, Orla O'Neill? It is that Orla's nearer in age to Gemma's teenage daughter than to herself? But for Orla, being wife number two isn't all she imagined. And the trouble has only just begun
The return journey by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
A series of poignant tales exploring love and loss, revelation and reconciliation
The reluctant queen by Jean Plaidy( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
A historical novel based on the life of Anne Neville who marries her closest friend Richard Plantagenet, King Edward IV's younger brother
Untimely guest by Marian Babson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Irish short stories ( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
This richly entertaining collection of short stories, from some of Ireland's most celebrated writers, draws on many universal human experiences, but sets them in Ireland's unique landscape and culture
 
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