A Few of the Girls

A Few of the Girls

eBook - 2015
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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.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: London : Orion, 2015
ISBN: 9781101947425
Characteristics: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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athompson10 May 18, 2016

Very fast and easy read. Her same themes, again and again: bad friends, good friends, bad spouses, good spouses, people in extramarital affairs. Boring.

May 16, 2016

I'm so glad I didn't know this was a book of short stories since I've decided I didn't like short stories. These stories are filled with all I like about Binchey's writing. They are witty stories filled with common sense that provide the same sense of satisfaction of her longer stories.

May 13, 2016

Maeve is my favourite author I have read all her other books. This one was a good collection of short stories but I prefer a novel that you can get your teeth into.

Apr 06, 2016

I got through three stories but it was so frustrating. The story was good but ended too soon. I would have liked to see more of what happened.

Mar 25, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great for those times when you want a good read but don't have the time to commit to a novel.

Feb 20, 2016

It took me a bit to get through this book but I took a break then easily finished it. It is what you would expect from Maeve Binchy. I, of course, liked the length of the short stories. It makes reading the book manageable. It was exactly as I expected.

Dec 21, 2015

Totally Maeve! What a joy to discover more of her stories that had been published here and there earlier on in her career. Some are very short - others a bit longer.


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