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Summary

Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son. Nessa Byrne, who's aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer and turns the house - and Nessa's world - upside down.

Lilian, the generous girl with a big heart, and the fiancé not everyone approves of. And Melly, whose gossip about the neighbours leads to trouble in the form of a fortune teller, 'Madame Magic'...

No one rivals Maeve Binchy for stories of warmth, kindness, love, loss - and life not always turning out as expected.

©2014 Gordon Snell (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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Insightful stories with loveable characters.

It takes time to get used to rhythm of short story format but it is worth it. A great collection.

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good for listening to when you can't sleep. some quite endearing stories in the book

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easy listen

This audio book is beautifully narrated and very easy to listen to, keeping me amused, thoughtful and entertained while sewing!

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Good read even though it's short stories

If you could sum up Chestnut Street in three words, what would they be?

I'm not a fan of short stories but still thoroughly enjoyed this collection from the master story teller herself!

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wonderful as ever

Once again, beautifully observed and excellently narrated. Loved it. Really believed in all the characters

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I'm really enjoying maeve Binchy books

I could listen to these books all day long. Thay
are so very good. yay

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Loved it.

At first I was disappointed it was a book of short stories but I loved each one. Highly recommendable.

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Pleasant collection of short stories

This is a collection of short stories about the residents of a street. Nice easy listening to do housework to.

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perfect

Charming, up-lifting and witty stories wonderfully narrated. Just perfect to listen to when you only have a little bit of time.

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Nice easy listen

I liked this book of short stories, good to listen to for a few spare minutes or for longer if wanted. I am a fan of Maeve Binchy and also short stories so the two went well together. It was well read by Kate who came across as loving reading her mothers book