A mesmerising book set on the west coast of Ireland.
The Sheedy sisters had lived in Stone House for as long as anyone could remember. Set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean, it was falling into disrepair – until one woman, with a past she needed to forget, breathed new life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist.
Winnie is generally able to make the best of things, until she finds herself on the holiday from hell. John arrived on an impulse after he missed a flight at Shannon. And then there’s Henry and Nicola, burdened with a terrible secret, who are hoping the break at Stone House will help them find a way to face the future…
Reviews of A Week in Winter
“Set in a country house hotel on the West coast of Ireland, it’s full of her trademark warmth, humour and lovable characters.” — Woman
“Binchy’s compassion and warmth are undimmed to the very end. Over her long career as a novelist she tackled many serious issues with with the compassion, intelligence and wit that anyone who ever read her wonderful journalism would expect … All the characters in A Week in Winter are struggling – with traumatic memories, with isolation, with regret. Yet Binchy guides her creations through their troubles with a firm and kind hand, leaving them ready for a happier future. Maybe that’s why so many readers loved her so much. That and the fact that she always knew how to tell a very good story.” — Irish Times
Published in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand by Orion. Published in the USA by Knopf.
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