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The Lilac Bus

Narrated by: Kate Binchy
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

Every Friday night the same seven Dublin workers meet to travel home in Tom Fitzgerald's lilac-coloured minibus. Each of them needs to return regularly to Rathdoon: Nancy Morris, a real 'Miss Mouse', is known for her meanness and has to escape her flatmate's carping; Dee Burke is engrossed in her affair; Kev Kennedy has a side to his character hidden even from his family; Celis Ryan has to face her mother making a drunken exhibition of herself - and Tom has his reasons.

"Touching, gossipy and as warming as a feather bed." (Sunday Telegraph)

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Leaves you wanting more

Another great listen, love the narration and the story of the different characters lives.
I wish the book was longer so we could learn more about these people, can’t wait to download my next Maeve Binchy

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  • Judy
  • 05-12-15

The Queen of Irish Literature

Maeve does it all. A collection of short stories that are insightful, funny, sad and every emotion in between. Really good relaxing fun

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  • 30-10-10

Thoroughly enjoyable

Really enjoyed The Lilac Bus, and beautifully read by Maeve's daughter. A really lovely story.