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    • The Glass Lake

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Kit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, a place where nothing changes - until the day Kit's mother disappears and Kit is haunted by the memory of her mother, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face. Now Kit, too, has secrets: of the night she discovered a letter and burned it, unopened. The night her mother was lost. The night everything changed forever.... 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Firefly Summer

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    Firefly Summer is warm, humorous, sad and happy. Reading it is a joy' Irish Independent In the summer of 1962, an American millionaire arrives in a small, sleepy Irish town with far-reaching consequences. For the children of the Ryan family, the long hot summers are usually spent playing in the ruins of a large, abandoned house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Firefly Summer - A Must Read

    • By Elaine Calderwood on 04-11-07

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Light a Penny Candle

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    As a child, Elizabeth was sent from her war-torn, rather loveless home in London to stay with a big, boisterous family in a small town in Ireland. There she meets Aisling, and begins what becomes a long-lasting friendship. Over the next 20 years, Aisling and Elizabeth's paths will cross and re-cross. As they face their loves, their marriages, and their disappointments, they realise that not all problems will be solved, nor all wishes granted by lighting a penny candle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Light a penny Candle

    • By Denise on 22-08-10

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Scarlet Feather

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They have the perfect premises, heaps of talent, and even a few contacts - but not everyone seems as pleased by the idea of Scarlet Feather as they are. Tom's parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the family business. Cathy's husband buries himself in work, becoming ever more distant, whilst his mother thinks Cathy should stay at home to look after him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Conflicted

    • By S. M. Wheeler on 23-01-19

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Tara Road

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Ria and Marilyn have never met - they live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic Ocean: one in a big, warm, Victorian house in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in a modern, open-plan house in New England. Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find: Ria's life revolves around her family and friends while Marilyn's reserve is born of grief. But when each needs a place to escape to, a house exchange seems the ideal solution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • quietly absorbing

    • By Philip on 04-09-13

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Quentins

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    Every table at Quentins Restaurant has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, betrayal and revenge. Ella Brady wants to make a documentary about the renowned Dublin restaurant that has captured the spirit of a generation and a city in the years it has been open. In Maeve Binchy's magical Quentins you will meet new friends and old: the twins from Scarlet Feather, the Signora from Evening Class, Ria from Tara Road, and a host of fresh faces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • quentins

    • By purple ann on 11-03-19

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Evening Class

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike. Aidan Dunne needs his new evening class project to succeed almost as much as his pupils do. They too are looking for something more: Bill to find a way to keep spendthrift Lizzie at his side and Fran to make sure that young Kathy finds her way out from behind the kitchen sink.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great way to spend your evening(s)

    • By Janice on 19-09-10

    Regular price: £18.99

    • A Few of the Girls

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy, Gordon Snell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Maeve Binchy's best-selling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also give an insight into how Ireland has changed over the decades but how people remain the same: they still fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they still have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and some that fall apart. From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Soothing

    • By Trodez on 26-11-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Circle of Friends

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    In the small Irish town of Knockglen, best friends Bernadette ('Benny') and Eve are inseparable. Benny is an adored only child, and Eve, a poor, birdlike orphan brought up by nuns. On their first day at University College, Dublin, a fatal road accident brings the pair together with fellow students Nan Mahon and Jack Foley, and new friendships are quickly struck. Jack and Nan introduce Eve and Benny to a life of excitement and sophistication.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!!!!

    • By Kate on 13-02-11

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Echoes

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    This is the story of two very different children growing up in a small Irish seaside town in the 50s and 60s. Shouting their hearts' desires into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them far away from the town in which they live. Castlebay, in winter empty and grey with wind and sea spray, becomes all bustle and colour in the gaudy days of summer. The paths of these two characters are destined to criss-cross in a quite unforeseen way, and eventually both roads will lead back to Castlebay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Binchy echoes strongly with real life

    • By Janice on 19-09-10

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Chestnut Street

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful stories with loveable characters.

    • By Catriona Ferris on 09-03-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Return Journey

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this extraordinary collection of stories, the world-wide best-selling author of Evening Class once again reveals her incomparable understanding of matters of the heart. In The Return Journey, Maeve Binchy creates powerful, compelling stories of love, loss, revelation, and reconciliation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Tracey on 09-10-09

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Lilac Bus

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Minding Frankie

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child, and she doesn’t have much time. Noel doesn’t seem to be the most promising of fathers, but despite everything he could well be Frankie’s best hope. As for Lisa, she is prepared to give up everything for the man she loves; surely he’s going to love her back. And Moira is having none of it. She knows what’s right and has the power to change the course of Frankie’s life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Minding Frankie

    • By Liz on 17-10-10

    Regular price: £18.99

    • London Transports

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A delectable collection of 22 short stories centred around people travelling on the London Underground. We meet a young couple travelling nervously to Seven Sisters for their first wife-swapping party; there's Annie's Pimlico Hotel, which is only open for specially-chosen guests; Rita, the mysterious temp, who lives in Notting Hill Gate; and Sophie, who runs a handbag shop at Marble Arch. All the stories have in common Maeve Binchy's delicious humour and warmth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • London Underground

    • By Beverley on 23-01-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • A Week in Winter

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    High on the cliffs of the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean, is Stone House. Once falling into disrepair, it is now a beautiful hotel specialising in winter holidays. With a big, warm kitchen, log fires and understated, elegant bedrooms, it provides a welcome few can resist, whatever their reasons for coming...Henry and Nicola are burdened with a terrible secret, and are hoping the break at Stone House will help them find a way to face the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lovely story

    • By Louise on 01-06-16

    Regular price: £13.29

    • The Homecoming and Other Stories

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy, Sean Campion, Joanna Myers, and others
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In 'Homecoming', read by Sean Campion, the Brennans run Quentin's restaurant in Dublin for the owner, who lives abroad. But what will happen when he suddenly pays a visit? 'Telling Stories', read by Joanna Myers, sees Irene's fiancé turning up the night before the wedding with a face as white as the dress that is to be worn the next day. Then trouble starts....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fabulous

    • By Lilian o'Doherty on 02-07-16

    Regular price: £8.00

    • The Copper Beech

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    By the school house at Shancarrig stands a copper Beech, its bark scarred with the names and dreams of the pupils who have grown up under its branches. Under Junior Assistant Mistress Maddy Ross's careful gaze the children play, but out of school Maddy's gaze lingers where it shouldn't. Maura Brennan, a bundle of fun from the rough end of town, plays with her pals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely listening

    • By Bastet Pybus on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Rory and Ita

    • By: Roddy Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Kavanaugh, Kate Binchy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Rory and Ita, Roddy Doyle's first nonfiction book, tells, largely in their own words, the story of his parents' lives from their first memories to the present. Born in 1923 and 1925 respectively, they met at a New Year's Eve dance in 1947 and married in 1951. They remember every detail of their Dublin childhoods, the people, the politics, idyllic times in the Wexford countryside for Ita, for Rory, his apprenticeship as a printer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rory and Ita

    • By Susan Campbell on 27-06-09

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Nights of Rain and Stars

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    In a Greek tavern, high over the small village of Aghia Anna, four people meet for the first time: Fiona, an Irish nurse; Thomas, a Californian academic; Elsa, a German television presenter; and David, a shy English boy. Along with Andreas, the old man who runs the taverna, they become close to each other after witnessing a tragedy when a pleasure steamer catches fire in the harbour.<

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Night of Rain and Stars

    • By Sylvia on 19-04-07

    Regular price: £11.89

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