Victoria Line, Central Line

Victoria Line, Central Line

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Millions of people travel on London's tube every day, yet we usually give our fellow passengers only a cursory glance. But each one of these nameless passengers has their own story to tell. At Notting Hill, the mysterious secretary, harbouring her secrets, travels to work; at Highburyand Islington, Adam has a sudden change of heart; and at Holborn, a disastrous reunion is about to take place...With her characteristic mix of compassionate humour and biting realism, this vintage collection of stories is Maeve Binchy at her very best.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 30mm | 299.38g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Spanish
  • 0099498634
  • 9780099498636
  • 53,536

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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 Timesshow more

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

Review Text

At Notting Hill, the mysterious secretary, harbouring her secrets, travels to work; at Highburyand Islington, Adam has a sudden change of heart; and at Holborn, a disastrous reunion is about to take place... With the characteristic mix of humour and realism, this book presents a vintage collection of stories.show more

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At Notting Hill, a mysterious secretary harbours a secret on her journey to work; at Highbury and Islington, a young man has a sudden change of heart; while at Holborn, a disastrous reunion is about to take place... From Green Park to Brixton, Shepherd's Bush to Chancery Lane, the nameless faces travelling on the Tube each have their own tales to tell. In this vintage collection of stories, Maeve Binchy brings this cross-section of London society vividly to life with her unforgettable humour and compassion. 'Reading these tales is like listening to someone talking: someone you very much want to hear' Sunday Telegraph 'An adept storyteller with a sharp eye or social nuances and a pleasing affection for her characters' Sunday Times 'Full of warmth and pure delight' Woman & Homeshow more

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3,544 ratings
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3 38% (1,333)
2 10% (341)
1 1% (44)
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