The Irish do love telling stories, and we are suspicious of people who don't have long, complicated conversations. There used to be a rule in etiquette books that you should invite four talkers and four listeners to a dinner party. That doesn't work in Ireland, because nobody knows four listeners' Maeve Binchy. Maeve Binchy's bestselling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also give an insight in to 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. But at the heart of all Maeve's fiction are the people and their relationships with each other. A FEW OF THE GIRLS is a glorious collection of the very best of her writing, full of the warmth, charm and humour that has always been an essential part of all of Maeve's writing.
"This new collection of Maeve's beloved short stories will force you to put down your smartphone in favour of your favourite armchair and this hardback. Featuring some of her best works it is a fine tribute to a very fine author." (IMAGE Magazine)
Maeve Binchy wurde in der Nähe von Dublin geboren. Nach ihrem Studium war sie zunächst als Redakteurin für die Irish Times tätig. Seit Ende der siebziger Jahre arbeitete sie als freie Schriftstellerin. Ihre Romane, darunter Cathys Traum, Echo vergangener Tage, Der grüne See, Ein Haus in Irland und Im Kreis der Freunde wurden in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt. Maeve Binchy lebte in Dublin und London. Sie verstarb im Juli 2012 im Alter von 72 Jahren.