Every table at Quentins Restaurant has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, betrayal and revenge. Ella Brady wants to make a documentary about the renowned Dublin restaurant that has captured the spirit of a generation and a city in the years it has been open. In Maeve Binchy's magical QUENTINS you will meet new friends and old: the twins from SCARLET FEATHER, the Signora from EVENING CLASS, Ria from TARA ROAD - and a host of fresh faces. There is Monica, the ever-cheerful Australian waitress, and Blouse Brennan, whose simplicity disguises a sharp mind and a heart of gold. Presiding over Quentins are Patrick and Brenda Brennan, who have made Quentins such a legend. But even they have a story and a sadness which is hidden from the public gaze. As Ella uncovers more of what has gone on, she wonders about the wisdom of bringing it to the screen. Should the restaurant keep its secrets?
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 109.22 x 175.26 x 43.18mm | 249.47g
- 31 Mar 2003
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion mass market paperback
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
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.
'This is vintage Binchy, complete with engaging character-driven plot and lively evocation of the 20th century...Binchy draws her characters with a loving hand, bringing back several from earlier books to add to the satisfying mix.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'Three years ago Maeve Binchy announced her retirement from novel-writing to concentrate on her garden and the odd short story. This isthe first serving of Binchy-lite, but hardened fans needn't fear - by interlinking her tales, Binchy has served up something strikingly similar to a full-sized portion of her traditional Irish stew....Just as filling as usual'EVENING STANDARD
Full of characteristic humour and warmth, a lovely read SUNDAY MIRROR