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by Maeve Binchy

  • ISBN: 0754019144
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Maeve Binchy
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large Print Ed edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • FB2 size: 1175 kb
  • EPUB size: 1862 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 246
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The Copper Beech: A Novel. This book is centered on the upscale restaurant, Quentins. The book, in typical Binchy form. has many chapters that give us insight into different characters.

The Copper Beech: A Novel. We see this place, and many of the people, in other books by the author. This is sort of an inside look. While the overarcing theme is about Quentins and making a movie about it, the book is comprised of many short stories of the people of Quentins. We learn how it got its name, Brenda and Patrick, the proprieters, have stories about them.

Praise for Maeve Binchy. Binchy’s novels are never less than entertaining. The Copper Beech - Paperback - eBook. The Glass Lake - Paperback - eBook. They are, without exception, repositories of common sense and good humou. hronicled with tenderness and wit’. Proves how wise and funny Maeve Binchy is – and how adept at keeping a reader bolt upright till five in the morning’. Compulsive readin. s Binchy has the true storyteller’s knack’. High drama, betrayal and traged. t left me feeling stunned’. Evening Class - Paperback - eBook.

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All characters and events in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Maeve Binchy, The Copper Beech.

The Copper Beech (Windsor Selection),Maeve Binchy. Title: The Copper Beech (Windsor Selection) Item Condition: used item in a good condition

The Copper Beech (Windsor Selection),Maeve Binchy. Title: The Copper Beech (Windsor Selection) Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C ISBN 13: 9780754019145. Will be clean, not soiled or stained.

The Copper Beech book. A chronicle of the intersecting lives of a small Irish town, Maeve Binchy's Copper Beech presents the everyday sorrows and joys of individuals and the supportive power of community. While the book is more a loose assortment of narrative strands than a tightly-plotted novel, each individual character maintains the reader's attention.

The Copper Beech is a 1992 novel by the Irish author Maeve Binchy. Set in the 1950s and 1960s, the storyline follows the lives of 12 characters living in a small Irish town, in chapters with interlocking plot elements. The novel was recorded as a BBC audiobook in 2007. The novel follows the lives of 12 different young people in the small Irish town of Shancarrig, most of them graduates of the stone schoolhouse on the hill where they engraved their initials on a large copper beech tree

Title: The Copper Beech (Windsor Selection) Item Condition: used item in a good condition.

Title: The Copper Beech (Windsor Selection) Item Condition: used item in a good condition. lt;br, Aches & Pains by Maeve Binchy 9780752848631 (Paperback, 2002)

Then they all started to call him Dr Jims. It had to do with Maisie, of course. Maisie who couldn’t pronounce any name properly, not even one as ordinary as James. to the telephone and in front of the whole waiting room she had said that Dr Jims was wanted. Somehow, the name had stuck. James Blake was too young a man to be given a full title, not while the great Dr Nolan held sway in Shancarrig

The Copper Beech is just one of Maeve Binchy's great novels. She didn't write anything that didn't make you wish the book never ended.

The Copper Beech is just one of Maeve Binchy's great novels. While unmarried Maddy dreams of the man she loved and lost, Eddie yearns for the father who abandoned him, in a novel that depicts the dreams and desires of the residents of Shancarrig. Sunday’s Top eBooks – The eReader Cafe. The Copper Beech - Maeve Binchy. Free Reading Beech Tree Copper Beach Maeve Binchy Closed Doors Young People Ebook Pdf Nightstand Audiobooks. Read full description. The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy (Hardback, 2003). Pre-owned: lowest price.

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I loved this book, as I do all of Maeve Binchy books. Nora (who calls herslef Signora) lived in Italy for many years, so she could be closer to her lover, Mario. When Mario is killed, his wife and family request Signora return to her native Ireland. She does, and meets Aiden Dunn, who is trying to start an evening class in his beloved Italian language. Signora eagerly agrees to teach it, and a motley collection of people join up, each with his or her own reasons. Signora assigns them all new names in Italian. Bill, a banker (called Guglielmo) and his airhead girlfriend Lizzie (Elizabetta) take the course to hopefully become a banker in Italy. Connie (called Constanza) is going through a public breakup, and wants to take Italian in the hopes that her first boyfriend is in the class. She is extremely wealthy. Laddy (Lorenzo) is a simple man with learning challenges, who works as a hotel porter. He finds a great deal of money a wealthy Italian family drop, and he tracks them down and returns it. He believes they invite him to spend time in Italy. Lou (Luigi) is a gangster, who is instructed to take the class and finds himself enjoying it greatly. Fiona doesn't take the class, but is figured highly in the story. Her boyfriend, Barry (Bartolomeo) is in the class. The class plans a trip to Italy as a group.
Hearing everyone's story, and seeing how they all interrelate, is wonderful. It's a great book, I've read it several times.
This is an enjoyable novel by Binchy. Admittedly I am a fan of her work overall and have read most of her novels so I may be more generous with the scoring on her books than others. Really this one was somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. Binchy has a cozy, easy writing style and is good at telling a story. Her novels often center around relationships and careers and are always involving characters from her native Ireland. She can create good characters, though they are sometimes uneven. This book is what I would describe as "later Binchy." Early Binchy often were tales that took place in small Irish towns of the 1950's and 1960's. Later Binchy novels usually take place in Dublin and have characters that show up for cameos in different novels. They also are often a group of inter-linked stories rather than one narrative tale.

This novel takes place in Ireland of the 90's and is set mostly in a poor neighborhood of Dublin. It is a group of stories, told from the different POV's of people associated with an Evening Class in Italian speaking. Each story is like a mini-Binchy novel and many elements that appear in early novels appear again in these stories. There are cheating husbands and wives (like in all of her novels). Handsome rakes that end up to be no good cheaters (...like in almost all of her novels). A woman who saves the people ripped off by her husband's business (like in Tara Road). A eerily accurate fortune teller shows up (like in Glass Lake, Tara Road, and possibly more). The high class Dublin restaurant Quentins shows up again in this one. Signora and Aidan, the two main characters, make their first appearance in this novel. They also become Binchy staples and appear in many of her later novels. Some story ends are not wrapped up, some characters are great and some are flat. This book also has a weakness that shows up in many of Binchy's more modern novels, in that she has trouble writing realistic "modern" female characters. They often come across as what a sheltered middle-aged or older person thinks young women are like these days. However, if you are a fan of Binchy in general you will like this book and it keeps you interested throughout.
I read Tara Road about 10 years ago and loved it. So I decided to try this one. It was a bit slow at first because Aiden is the first character. He was not my favorite. But the way Binchy connects all her characters is absolutely brilliant! I couldn't stop reading it. There are so many characters connected that when you began a new chapter you would see a familiar name mentioned and wrack your brain trying to remember who they were. But as you continue to read a few pages you are like "OMG" as you realize the connection.
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I am a long-time fan of Maeve Binchy. It seems from the other reviews that I still need to read "Copper Beech." That will be my next book purchase, and then maybe, the CD.

I recently ventured into books in CD form when I began to have difficulty sleeping. My eyes would be tired from reading, but my brain insisted on staying awake. So I bought a familiar - and well-liked - story from another author, and found that more often than not, I would simply drift asleep while the story was still playing. So I went ahead and bought other books in THAT series, and when wondering where to start next, I saw my collection of Maeve Binchy's books sitting on my bookshelf, and that was that. While I love the way several of her books interweave (everybody turns up in Quentin's, sooner or later!), my far-away favorite has always been "Evening class, mostly because I, too, love the Italian language and have enjoyed many a happy evening during my adult life in classes of various languages. (We've never managed a viaggio, however!)

Like most of her books, Mrs. Binchy tells this story in such a way that you soon feel drawn into a circle of friends, rather than characters in a book. You get to know them and you care about them - as they learn to care about each other. I have also read Scarlet Feather and Tara Road, and they are absolutely as delightful as Evening Class.

Hearing a musical Irish feminine voice narrating was even more soothing than hearing the man in the previous set of books. My husband, a psychotherapist, suggested that perhaps hearing these voices as I drifted off to sleep reminded me of my father and grandmother reading to me when I was very small. Perhaps so.

I would suggest reading the books first, to get a feeling for them and to familiarize yourself with the characters. Then, if you like them, treat yourself to the CD version. Absolute bliss - not it's not illegal, immoral, or fattening! Just gentle, heart-warming enjoyment.

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