Light a Penny Candle

Light a Penny Candle

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Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, shy and genteel Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the boisterous O'Connors in Kilgarret, Ireland. It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling O'Connor, a friendship which will endure through twenty turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams and searing betrayals...Writing with warmth, wit and great compassion, Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of the lives and loves of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing could tear asunder - not even the man who threatened to come between them forever.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 46mm | 539.77g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009949857X
  • 9780099498575
  • 44,426

About Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin, and went to school at the Holy Child Convent in Killiney. She took a history degree at UCD and taught in various girls' schools, writing travel articles in the long summer holidays. In 1969 she joined the Irish Times and for many years she was based in London writing humorous columns from all over the world. She is the author of five collections of short stories as well as twelve novels including Circle of Friends, The Copper Beech, Tara Road, Evening Class and The Glass Lake. Maeve Binchy died on 30 July 2012. She is survived by her husband, the writer Gordon Snell.show more

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"Maeve Binchy has a gimlet eye for the seething cauldron of emotions which lies beneath the surface of everyday life" Irish Independent "An adept storyteller with a sharp eye for social nuances and a pleasing affection for her characters" Sunday Times "A thoroughly enjoyable and readable book" The Times "Brilliant: a remarkable, panoramic and vastly entertaining novel" -- Molly Keane Irish Pressshow more

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Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, shy and genteel Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the boisterous O'Connors in Kilgarret, Ireland. It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling O'Connor, a friendship which will endure through twenty turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams and searing betrayals... Writing with warmth, wit and great compassion, Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of the lives and loves of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing can tear asunder - not even the man who threatens to come between them forever. 'Binchy's novels are never less than entertaining. They are, without exception, repositories of common sense and good humour... chronicled with tenderness and wit' Sunday Times 'Brilliant: a remarkable, panoramic and vastly entertaining novel' Irish Press 'Warm, witty and with a deep understanding of what makes us tick, it's little wonder that Maeve Binchy's bewitching stories have become world beaters' OK Magazine www.maevebinchy.com cover illustration by Sarah Perkins Fiction 009949857X £6.99 www.randomhouse.co.ukshow more

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"Brilliant: a remarkable, panoramic and vastly entertaining novel"show more

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14,236 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (5,506)
3 28% (3,984)
2 5% (658)
1 1% (128)
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