From Abortion to Infidelity: how Maeve Binchy chronicled Ireland

Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature at UCD, writes about Maeve Binchy’s lasting appeal in the Irish Times

Minding Frankie: Stage Play

Maeve Binchy’s Minding Frankie has been adapted for the stage by Shay Linehan. After a short tour in Ireland it is about to open at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.

My favourite Maeve:
Minding Frankie

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

Has the traditional concept of ‘family’ changed? What is more important, do you think, family relations or friendship?

Yes, in a way the community has had to replace the family. Once upon a time in Ireland every one lived in the same place amongst the same people always. This is no longer so. People learn or should learn to depend on each other in a neighbourhood and form alliances that will help and […]

Maeve Binchy on Minding Frankie – video

Maeve Binchy discusses her a story about unconventional families, relationships which aren’t quite what they seem, and the child at the heart of everyone’s lives…