Scarlet Feather

Scarlet Feather

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Scarlet Feather is set in contemporary Dublin, and is the story of Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather, who go into business together as caterers. Tom is the son of a builder and his fanatically devout wife, both of whom are disappointed that he hasn't joined the family building firm. Cathy's father is an inveterately optimistic gambler on the horses, and her mother, Lizzie, is a domestic cleaner. In particular Lizzie cleans the house of Cathy's mother-in-law, the fearsome Hannah Mitchell. Hannah is furious that her clever lawyer son, Neil, should have married her maid's daughter, and is even more outraged when Cathy sets up Scarlet Feather with Tom. A magical supporting cast of classic Binchy characters weaves its spell: a comically dreadful but endearing set of twin children; a lonely man looking for the foster daughter he had to hand back to her real parents years earlier; the glamorous aunt whose financial backing of Scarlet Feather has a dubious source. These and many more wend their way through a story of love and heartbreak and laughter - Maeve Binchy at her most beguiling.show more

Product details

  • Audio cassette | 360 pages
  • 102 x 140 x 34mm | 240.41g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752838296
  • 9780752838298
  • 2,140,247

About Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy was born in 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 Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell. Kate Binchy has worked extensively in all media including West End to fringe theatre. Numerous television appearances include Ruth Rendell, Father Ted, Peak Practice, Casualty, Poirot and Fair City. She has appeared in over 500 radio plays, and fi lms such as Mrs Dalloway and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne. She is Maeve's cousin.show more

Review Text

"Wer Maeve Binchys Bücher kennt, weiÃ, es droht erhöhte Suchtgefahr." (Frau im Spiegel) SCARLET FEATHER has all the distinguishing Binchy characteristics: human interest, pacy plot, judicious humour, warm sentiment ... You can see why, for a legion of female readers, Maeve Binchy is a one-woman opiate of the people EVENING STANDARDshow more

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22,260 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 28% (6,327)
4 41% (9,205)
3 26% (5,769)
2 4% (818)
1 1% (141)
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