Just round the corner from St Jarlath’s Crescent (featured in Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy’s wonderfully compelling tales:

Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son.
Nessa Byrne, who’s aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer and turns the house – and Nessa’s world – upside down. Lilian, the generous girl with a big heart, and the fiancé not everyone approves of. And Melly, whose gossip about the neighbours leads to trouble in the form of a the fortune teller, ‘Madame Magic’ . . .

No one rivals Maeve Binchy for stories of warmth, kindness, love, loss – and life not always turning out as expected.

Reviews of Chestnut Street

“The author gives us one last extraordinary look at ordinary people as they struggle with family relationships, romances gone awry, and the possibility for a better future … all with Binchy’s thoughtful and loving touch that will be sorely missed.” — Publishers Weekly

“Maeve Binchy’s work continues to inspire … thought-provoking, warm and funny in equal measure.” — Woman

“Thanks to Binchy’s characteristic compassion, we find ourselves sympathising with her underdogs, welcoming the punishments visited on her scoundrels, and wishing for justice for those long-suffering characters who keep trying to do the right thing without any hope of recompense … an unexpected treat.” — Irish Mail on Sunday

Chestnut Street: Audio

Read by Kate Binchy
Unabridged: 12 hours 29 minutes

Available in
Unabridged download UK
Unabridged download US
Unabridged CD