This Year it Will be Different
'Stories about ordinary people going about ordinary lives will always be fascinating when told by a writer blessed with extraordinary talent, insight, and compassion.' This Year It Will Be Different, is a stunning new work that brings us the magic and spirit of Christmas in fifteen stories filled with Maeve Binchy's trademark wit, charm, and sheer storytelling genius. Instead of nostalgia, Binchy evokes contemporary life; instead of Christmas homilies, she offers truth; and instead of sugarplums, she brings us the nourishment of holidays that precipitate change, growth, and new beginnings. The stories in This Year It Will Be Different powerfully evoke many lives during the one holiday of the year when feelings cannot be easily hidden: step-families grappling with exes; long-married couples faced with in-law problems; a wandering husband choosing between 'the other woman' and his wife; a child caught in the grown-up tug-of-war. The time of year may be magical, imbued with personal meaning, but the situations are universal, and Maeve Binchy makes us care about them all.
- Audio cassette
- 106 x 139 x 33mm | 232g
- 05 Aug 1999
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Maeve Binchy
MAEVE BINCHY was born and educated in Dublin. She is the author of the bestselling books Evening Class, This Year It Will Be Different, The Glass Lake, The Copper Beech, The Lilac Bus, Circle of Friends, Silver Wedding, Firefly Summer, Echoes, Light a Penny Candle, and London Transports, three volumes of short stories, two plays, and a teleplay that won three awards at the Prague Film Festival. She has been writing for The Irish Times since 1969, and lives with her husband, Gordon Snell, in Dublin. Kate Binchy, Maeve's sister, has read all the previous spoken word versions of Maeve Binchy's novels. Kate Binchy has worked in every sort of theatre from West End to fringe, on television (Big Bad World, Screen Two, Father Ted, Casualty and Fair City), in over 500 radio plays and in films (Mrs Dalloway and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne). She is Maeve's cousin.
There's nobody like Binchy for warming the cockles, and this collection of Christmas stories warms them to white heat. Kate Saunders THE TIMES