Discover what inspired Maeve Binchy’s novels and short stories in this hugely enjoyable collection of her writing from the Irish Times.
‘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. 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 the Irish Times, the columns also give a fascinating insight into the author herself.
With an introduction written 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
“Maeve’s Times is funny and clever and kind, which are excellent qualities in both books and people … what this wonderful collection of her work for this paper from 1964 to 2011 makes abundantly clear is that she was a superb journalist.” — Irish Times
“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
“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
Published in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand by Orion. Published in the USA by Knopf.
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