- Audio CD: 1 pages
- Publisher: BBC Physical Audio; Unabridged edition (9 April 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408400634
- ISBN-13: 978-1408400630
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 27.9 x 12.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Homecoming and Other Stories (BBC Audio) Audio CD – Audiobook, 9 Apr 2009
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About the Author
Maeve Binchy was born in Dalkey, Ireland, in 1940. She went to school at the Holy Child Convent, Killiney, then attended University College, Dublin where she gained a BA in History. After graduation, she taught at several girls' schools and wrote in the holidays. She started her writing career as a journalist on the "Irish Times," after her parents sent in the letters she had written while abroad traveling and the newspaper published them. At first a columnist, she later became Women's Editor, then turned to feature reporting and moved to London, where she met her husband Gordon Snell, a BBC presenter and author of children's books. Her first novel, " Light a Penny Candle" (1982) was an instant hit in the UK and abroad, much to her own surprise: 'When I wrote my first book... hand on my heart, I thought only Irish people would read it. I didn't think anyone else would be interested in the problems of people in dull, wet places'. But her trademark portraits of Irish contemporary society, combined with her warmth, wit and compassionate interest in people's lives, brought her a legion of devoted fans, and her books were translated into many languages. Her novels included "Tara Road," which was selected for Oprah Winfrey's Book Club, and "Circle of Friends" (1995), which was adapted by Andrew Davies into a highly successful film starring Minnie Driver and Chris O'Donnell. She also wrote short story collections, non-fiction books and several plays, but preferred to be described simply as a storyteller, claiming that 'people think that novelists have style... I don't have any style. I don't write like Margaret Atwood or Fay Weldon, I don't write like anybody. I write as if I was talking. That has been useful to me. If you just talk away, that's where you're nearest the truth, nearest yourself. I write as if I was telling a story to a friend.' Maeve Binchy was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999, and the President of Ireland presented her with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards in 2010. She died in 2012."
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It made a lovely present for my mum.
I really enjoyed it,sometimes it's nice to be able to sit back and listen to someone else reading a book, I found it very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. My friend also loved it.
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