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Aches & Pains

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A brilliantly funny guide to the trials and tribulations of hospitals and convalescence - from No. 1 bestselling author Maeve Binchy.Get the feel-better factor from Maeve Binchy as she teams up with artist Wendy Shea to bring us ACHES & PAINS. This gem of a book includes:Five things you can say to annoy the patient in the next bedHow to put on elastic stockingsSix ways to make non-alcoholic drinks bearableHow to be the perfect hospital visitorUnusual but essential things for your medicine cupboardFilled with the fun, warmth and wisdom for which Maeve Binchy is famous, ACHES & PAINS is the perfect alternative to a Get Well card.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 Line Drawing(s)
  • 0752848631
  • 9780752848631
  • 105,948

About Maeve Binchy

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.comshow more

Rating details

370 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 22% (80)
4 26% (96)
3 36% (132)
2 14% (53)
1 2% (9)

Our customer reviews

I discovered <b>Maeve Binchy's</b> novels, thought they looked delightful, and gathered quite a few. For years I've heard glorious remarks about her and look forward to fitting her tales into my queue. An Irish reading circle via my blog has pushed her ahead. Trust me to start with anything but titles that turned authors into stars. Rather than try <b>Maeve's</b> fiction straight away, it has been an immense treat to take a personal ride with her. I have felt warmth and a good nature from the portraits in her best-selling novels. I was unsurprised her memoir-style <i>"Aches & Pains"</i> had me liking <b>Maeve</b> very much indeed. I connect more deeply with a story if I respect the author and can't wait to wade into her mainstream work! If there are prequels to what I have on hand, I'm happy to sort them out and follow this special person. This short, hilarious handbook is worthwhile threefold: fans learn a personal side of the successful Irish storyteller, it gives information about ailments and experiences <b>Maeve</b> experienced firsthand, and truly teaches a way to laugh about unpleasant things like hospitals and convalescence. The cheekiness on delicate matters is unrivalled. I'm sharing this jewel with my mother. Every page makes me laugh but her foray into a nudist colony is the funniest part of all! After dealing with excessive weight, smoking, drinking, and hip replacement surgery; Maeve and her illustrator friend <b>Wendy Shea</b> felt it would be marvellously helpful to share the dos & don'ts of sickness and hospital stays with the world. Should I one day need those services, I hope I set my shoulders to the task as graciously and good-humouredly as they did.show more
by C. Riedel
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