In this extraordinary collection of stories, the world-wide bestselling author of Evening Class once again reveals her incomparable understanding of matters of the heart. In The Return Journey, Maeve Binchy creates powerful compelling stories of love, loss, revelation, and reconciliation.

A secretary’s silent passion for her boss meets the acid test on a business trip; a man and a woman’s mutual disdain at first sight shows how deceptive appearances can be; an insecure wife clings to the illusion of order, only to discover chaos at the hands of a house-sitter who opens the wrong doors; a pair of star-crossed travelers pick up each other’s bags, and then learn when you unlock a stranger’s suitcase, you enter a stranger’s life. These and many more poignant, ironic, often humorous stories – unforgettable slices of life -make up The Return Journey, a spellbinding trip into the human heart.

Read by Kate Binchy

Reviews of The Return Journey

“Maeve Binchy’s latest novel is packed as usual with wonderful characters … Full of warmth, caring and common sense.” – CHOICE

“She knows how to fashion a minor drama into a crisis, and book rattles along from one gripping story to another, leaving the reader with a satisfying glow … It does exactly what it says on the tin: gives and heart and soul.” – DAILY MAIL

“Oh, the bliss … Maeve’s back, on top form … The heart is the theme, literally and metaphorically, and this is heartwarming stuff – sweet but never cloying.” – THE TIMES

The Return Journey

Read by Kate Binchy
Unabridged: 6 hours 34 minutes
Abridged: 4 hours 15 minutes

Available in
Unabridged download UK
Unabridged download US