From Maeve Binchy's earliest writings to the most recent, her work is filled with wisdom and common sense and also a sharp, often witty voice that is insightful and reaches out to her readers around the world and of all ages. Whether it is one of her best-selling novels or a short story, Maeve shows us that times may have changed, but people often remain the same: they fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friends whose secrets are shared; they go on holidays and celebrate new jobs...?
A Few of the Girls is a glorious collection of the very best of her short story writing, stories that were written over the decades—some published in magazines, others for friends as gifts, many for charity benefits. The stories are all filled with the signature warmth and humor that have always been an essential part of Maeve's appeal.
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by Maeve Binchy
by Bridget Boland
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"The multiple voices that narrate this collection bring the incomparable Irish author Maeve Binchy to life once again. Most engaging is the story "Someone's Got to Tell Her," delightfully told by Katharine McEwan. It's a one-sided conversation full of hilarious outrage and emotion as one "friend" gossips to another. In "Love and Marriage," John Lee's old-fashioned rendering of a diary, complete with diverse accents, tells of a woman who happily leaves Dublin upon marrying a farmer. Jayne Entwistle's charming husky voice perfectly conveys "Sandra's Suitcase," in which Sandra loses her designer clothing on a trip and is given odds and ends by her fellow tour members--resulting in her suddenly improved personality. Listeners will enjoy hearing how the beloved Binchy's stories changed over her long career. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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