Message from Gordon

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Gordon Snell, Maeve’s husband, recalls her love of storytelling and her capacity for friendship.

My favourite Maeve:
Light a Penny Candle

Christine Green, Maeve Binchy’s agent, explains why her favourite is the first novel.

‘Getting it Right’ FREE short story

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‘Irene had loved Jim for seventeen months before he said that he loved her.
“You do?” she said in delight.’
Download a free short story.

Film, TV and radio adaptations

Maeve Binchy’s novels and short stories have been adapted for film. TV and radio, including Echoes, The Lilac Bus, Tara Road and Circle of Friends.

My favourite Maeve:
Minding Frankie

Juliet Ewers, Director of Orion Fiction, explains why this is her favourite Maeve Binchy novel.

Maeve’s advice to writers

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‘The most important thing to realise is that everyone is capable of telling a story. It doesn’t matter where we were born or how we grew up’ Maeve Binchy

My favourite Maeve:
Evening Class

Maeve Binchy’s cousin Kate, who is the reader on most of her audiobooks, explains why this is her favourite.

My favourite Maeve Binchy:
Circle of Friends

Carole Baron, Maeve Binchy’s publisher in the USA, explains why this is her favourite novel.

My favourite Maeve:
A Week in Winter

Gunilla Sondell, Maeve Binchy’s Swedish editor, chooses her favourite Maeve Binchy novel.

Deeply Regretted By…

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This play, originally written for television, won two Jacob’s Awards for Maeve Binchy’s script and Donal Farmer’s performance. Maeve also won the Best Script Award at the Prague Film Festival.