Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

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Clara Casey has more than enough on her plate. Her daughters Adi and Linda were no problem at all during the usually turbulent teens. Now in their twenties, Adi is always fighting for or against something: the environment or the whale or battery farming; while Linda lurches from one unsatisfactory relationship to the next. As if this wasn't enough, Clara, a senior cardiac specialist, has a new job to cope with...For Ania, meeting Clara Casey is a miracle: she had never intended to leave her beloved Poland, but after the love of her life has turned sour, her world seems rather empty. Perhaps a new job in a new country will mend her broken heart? Declan is looking forward to joining the clinic - but the six-month posting brings him much more than he expected. Then there's Father Brian Flynn, who finds his doubts about his calling are assuaged by work in his new parish. But when an acquaintance turns into a nightmare he needs help to rescue his reputation...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 42mm | 739.35g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752873369
  • 9780752873367
  • 347,531

Review quote

Maeve Binchy's latest novel is packed as usual with wonderful characters ... Full of warmth, caring and commonsense. 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 Maeve Binchy's comfy prose is as warming as cocoa. METRO To read it is like being wrapped up in pink blanket with a hot-water bottle - but, make no mistake, there is magic at work. -- Elizabeth Buchan THE SUNDAY TIMES ... Heart and Soul is another instant classic, infused with Maeve's trademark warmth, charm and compassion. ... she is the Queen of Fiction and one of the funniest and and best-loved storytellers in the world. ... once you read Maeve you are hooked for life. -- Niamh Greene IRISH TIMES The title is a good indicator of the kind of cockle-warming yarn Maeve Binchy has woven here. DAILY TELEGRAPHshow more

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

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12,265 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 22% (2,720)
4 40% (4,939)
3 30% (3,736)
2 6% (732)
1 1% (138)
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