Star SullivanPaperback Quick Reads
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- Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 10mm | 82g
- Publication date: 1 March 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0752879545
- ISBN 13: 9780752879543
- Sales rank: 4,259
Molly Sullivan said that the new baby was a little star. She was no trouble at all and she was always smiling - so she became known as Star and no one remembered that her name was Oona. Star Sullivan just wanted everyone to be happy - her father to stop gambling, her mother not to work so hard, her brother to stay out of trouble, her sister to stop worrying about every little thing she ate. Then the Hale family moved in next door, and from the moment Star saw 23-year-old Laddy Hale, everything began to change - until Star was no longer the sweet, thoughtful girl everyone loved and no one worried about...
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Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined the Irish Times. Her first novel, LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, including TARA ROAD. Maeve Binchy received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the BRITISH BOOK AWARDS in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A. T. CROSS AWARD in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the BOB HUGHES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the BORD GAIS IRISH BOOK AWARDS by the President of Ireland. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for 35 years, and died in 2012. Visit her website at www.maevebinchy.com
Star Sullivan is being promoted by Colman Getty as part of the World Book Day 'Quick Reads' campaign. 'My Favourite Teacher' in TES ran on 17 February. Maeve wil be featured in the column 'I didn't Get Where I am today' in the TIMES MAGAZINE on 4 March. Maeve also wrote a comment piece for HELLO on Quick reads and literacy which appeared in 28 Feb issue.