Evening Class

Evening Class

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Among the many evening classes starting all over Dublin is an 'Introduction to Italian'. On the surface it could be just one of hundreds in which some students will succeed and some will fall along the way. But the Italian class at Mountainview School has its own special quality, and the hopes and dreams of so many people are tied up in the twice weekly lessons. The students learn far more than they ever bargained for, and by the time they are ready to set off on the promised trip to Italy at the end of the year, everyone's destiny has changed utterly.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 116 x 170 x 42mm | 322.05g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752809636
  • 9780752809632
  • 2,158,146

About Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and came to fame first as London Correspondent for the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light A Penny Candle made her famous in the UK and USA. She lives in County Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell.show more

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A handful of disparate Dubliners, mainly shy and lonely, join a study group to learn Italian from a teacher of genius. Their stories are told individually, but gradually drawn together into one intricate, inventive narrative as the evening class little-by-little achieves unity. Only Maeve Binchy could weave the spell that convincingly brings them together, not just physically but emotionally, in a cohesive, irresistible chronicle of real people and their problems. (Kirkus UK)show more

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