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Star Sullivan (Quick Reads) [Paperback]

Maeve Binchy
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Book Description

2 Mar 2006 Quick Reads

Molly Sullivan said that the new baby was a little star. She was no trouble at all and she was always smiling - so she became known as Star and no one remembered that her name was Oona.

Star Sullivan just wanted everyone to be happy - her father to stop gambling, her mother not to work so hard, her brother to stay out of trouble, her sister to stop worrying about every little thing she ate.

Then the Hale family moved in next door, and from the moment Star saw 23-year-old Laddy Hale, everything began to change - until Star was no longer the sweet, thoughtful girl everyone loved and no one worried about...

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; 1st Paperback Edition edition (2 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752879545
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752879543
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined the IRISH TIMES. Her first novel, LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, including TARA ROAD. Maeve Binchy received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A.T. Cross award in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards by the President of Ireland. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for 35 years, and died in 2012.

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Star Sullivan is being promoted by Colman Getty as part of the World Book Day 'Quick Reads' campaign. 'My Favourite Teacher' in TES ran on 17 February. Maeve wil be featured in the column 'I didn't Get Where I am today' in the TIMES MAGAZINE on 4 March. Maeve also wrote a comment piece for HELLO on Quick reads and literacy which appeared in 28 Feb issue.

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Maeve Binchy's highly successful Quick Read - reissued specially for the 2007 World Book Day promotion.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Encourage reading 4 Jun 2007
A pleasant enough little story about The Sullivan family and in particular the youngest daughter. This was published especially for World Book Day and as such I think intended more for those amongst us that do not normally enjoy reading. How can that be not us you say! However we all know someone we would like to encourage to read, try this then!

This little book only 106 pages took me one afternoon session to read. It is one of the 'Quick Reads' publications.

The story is also a good introduction to the work of Maeve Binchy, though due to its length much shallower than her novels. I hope 'Quick Reads' will also work as an introduction to authors people may otherwise not try. Maybe also get people keen on reading!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to Maeve's usual standard 27 May 2006
By Cloggie Downunder TOP 500 REVIEWER
This was a disappointing read. I liked Nights of Rain & Stars, but this was just too shallow. I guess it may be hard to achieve the usual Maeve Binchy standard in such a short book, but everyone I lent the book too felt the same way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Settle down for an hour. 21 Feb 2011
By LidoLil
Maeve Binchy on form.If you liked 'Lilac Bus' and 'Evening Class' The main character Star is both irresitable and irritating like most teenagers! Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars holiday read 11 Jun 2011
By pandora
Star Sullivan was a very easy read, I read it on the plane to the Canaries. I would recommend this quick read to any female,it is not really a male type of book. This story could be any young person born into a large family and its going ons. A very sweet little story. Pandora.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wife 23 Mar 2014
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Again my wife is a great reader and one of her favourites is Maeve Binchy. She reads sauce bottle labels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely short story 14 Mar 2014
By feffer
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Just love everything Maeve Binchy writes. A lovely story and as usual the characters were beautifully drawn. How we miss you Maeve
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4.0 out of 5 stars very short story 18 Jan 2014
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another short story from the great Maeve binchy ideal for a bus or train ride home a pleasant wee story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 12 Jan 2014
By Coleve
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As usual a must read and now thats she is gone more poignant to enjoy her legacy thank you Maeve
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maeve Binchy at her best!
A lovely read, exactly what you expect from Maeve Binchy, a book of hope. The world will miss this lovely ladies writing and good feel factor she gave when writing her books.
Published 4 months ago by Cath Shivnan AC Shivnan
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Sullivan
Well written. Kept you interested right to the end. Maeve Binchy is a favorite of mine. A very good read
Published 5 months ago by Lesley Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Sullivan
A Maeve Binchy quick read. Light easy and her usual easy and compelling read. Short as subtitle says to expect
Published 6 months ago by katiepenn
3.0 out of 5 stars not what i thought
I bought this for my mother who has dementia and thought it was some short stories by Maeve Binchy. Turned out to be just one short story.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars the unexspected
another excellent read quick and easy to read. whilst having a lone. coffee break or travelling on tedious journeys strongly recommend.
Published 6 months ago by mar e bee
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I loved this book I have read a good few of these is a book you cant put down
Published 7 months ago by alison
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous Maeve Binchy
I think I have pretty much read every Maeve Binchy book apart from a couple of these quick reads and her newest one that I won't buy tilits in paperback as I prefer that format!! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. N. M. M. Benjamin
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I love Maeve Binchy books and read this book quite some time ago. I wanted to re read it and found this offer good value. Read more
Published 10 months ago by V. Kiernan
4.0 out of 5 stars The meddler
I did enjoy reading this book but brought home to me how many times we all do we we think is right to help people out but in the end is completely wrong and we hurt ourselves in... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. G. E. Thompson
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