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Binchy, Kate

Overview
Works: 114 works in 456 publications in 1 language and 4,377 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Children's films  Psychological fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PR6052.I7728, 823.914
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Publications about Kate Binchy
Publications by Kate Binchy
Most widely held works by Kate Binchy
Maeve's times : in her own words by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
"Maeve Binchy once confessed: "As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear what they were saying at the next table in a restaurant, I suppose I am obsessively interested in what some might consider the trivia of other people's lives." She was an accidental journalist, yet from the beginning, her writings reflected the warmth, wit, and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction. From the royal wedding to boring airplane companions, Samuel Beckett to Margaret Thatcher, "senior moments" to life as a waitress, Maeve's Times gives us wonderful insight into a changing Ireland as it celebrates the work of one of our best-loved writers in all its diversity-revealing her characteristic directness, laugh-out-loud humor, and unswerving gaze into the true heart of a matter"--
Evening class by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 369 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 )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Eight children once carved their names on the trunk of the great copper beech which shaded the schoolhouse in Shancarrig. Now those children are grown. For each one, Shancarrig holds special memories
The Lilac bus by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 178 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
Circle of friends by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 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 homecoming and other stories by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 165 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?
The silver wedding by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 161 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, and will the right people come? It is unthinkable not to have a party, but do Desmond and Deirdre O'Hagan really want one? The past secrets and present fears of the family and their close friends are gradually unveiled in this collection of stories which culminate in the last revealing drama -- the Silver Wedding party itself
Dublin 4 by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 149 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
Light a penny candle by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
When genteel Elizabeth meets the boisterous O'Connors, it creates a bond destined to survive twenty turbulent years
Echoes by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 143 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
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 143 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
London transports by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
A delectable collection of twenty-two short stories centered around people travelling on the London Underground. --on container
Endgame by Samuel Beckett( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
"Blind and sequestered to a wheelchair, Hamm is attended by his abject servant, Clov, and occasionally annoyed by his parents, Nell and Nagg, who live in two rubbish bins owing to their lack of legs. The last of their kind, this sorry but eloquent lot of humanity winds down the final hours of life on earth"--Container
Quentins by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Hvert bord i Quentins Restaurant i Dublin har historier at fortælle - om kærlighed, bedrag, glæde eller fortvivlelse
Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They've found the perfect premises, they've got heaps of talent, and they even have a few contacts - but not everyone seems as pleased by the idea of 'Scarlet Feather' as they are. As Cathy and Tom strive to maintain their emotional ties amidst catering triumps and disasters, they are supported - and undermined - by an enchanting cast of classic Binchy characters"--Container
Far from over by Sheila O'Flanagan( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 84 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
Firefly summer by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Portrays life and culture in a small Irish town in the 1960s. A wealthy American returns to convert his ancestral home into a luxury hotel. The narrative describes the effect his project has on the lives of the Ryans and the other villagers
The glass lake by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 76 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
Aches and pains by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 67 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
Full house by Maeve Binchy( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, shouldn't they leave home? Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn't work out, so now she is back with her parents. Helen is a teacher, and doesn't earn enough for a place of her own. Anthony writes songs, and is just waiting for the day when someone will pay him for them. Until then, all three are happy at home. It doesn't cost them anything, and surely their parents like having a full house? When a crisis occurs, Dee decides things have to change for the whole family ... whether they like it or not
 
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