‘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.’
Maeve Binchy is well-known for her bestselling novels, the most recent of which was A WEEK IN WINTER. But for many years Maeve was a journalist, writing for the IRISH TIMES. From ‘The Student Train’ to ‘Plane Bores’ and ‘Bathroom Joggers’ to ‘When Beckett met Binchy’, these articles have all the warmth, wit and humanity of her fiction. Arranged in decades, from the 1960s to the 2000s, and including Maeve’s first and last ever piece of writing for theIRISH TIMES, the columns also give a fascinating insight into the author herself.
With an introduction written and read by her husband, the writer Gordon Snell, this collection of timeless writing reminds us of why the leading Irish writer was so universally loved.
Reviews of Maeve’s Times
“This selection of her work represents Binchy’s eclectic interests, infectious sense of humor and wry take on social change… A blithe, entertaining collection that will surely delight Binchy’s many fans.” – KIRKUS
“While the collection makes an enjoyable read on the merit of humor alone, editor Ingle’s selections capture Binchy’s journalistic apprenticeship, record an intelligent woman’s perspective on a changing world, and offer entertaining glimpses of biography that Binchy fans will adore.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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