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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An easy, readable book
Maeve Binchy is, by far, my favorite author and I find it difficult to criticize anything she writes. London Transports was definitely a readable collection of short stories, although it wasn't her best. She repeats herself in one story...it shows up later in The Return Journey. On the plus side, however, some of the stories deal with topics not presented in her...
Published on 5 Feb 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great story-telling,Binchy repeats herself.
Characters are so real and credible,the story is so simple and engaging,yet I have the feeling I read it in another book...another Binchy story collection.Still despite repetitions,it's nice to re-read what you like.Great story-teller,keeps you turning the pages,yet I'd like her to reinvent herself with the addition of some new content,strikingly different.
Published on 19 Aug 1998


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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An easy, readable book, 5 Feb 1999
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Maeve Binchy is, by far, my favorite author and I find it difficult to criticize anything she writes. London Transports was definitely a readable collection of short stories, although it wasn't her best. She repeats herself in one story...it shows up later in The Return Journey. On the plus side, however, some of the stories deal with topics not presented in her other books. They shine with Binchy's wit and style that I always enjoy in all her books, and I never thought once about stopping. If you are a die-hard Binchy fan who has made it your goal to read all her works (like me), go ahead and read this book. It's worth it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great story-telling,Binchy repeats herself., 19 Aug 1998
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Characters are so real and credible,the story is so simple and engaging,yet I have the feeling I read it in another book...another Binchy story collection.Still despite repetitions,it's nice to re-read what you like.Great story-teller,keeps you turning the pages,yet I'd like her to reinvent herself with the addition of some new content,strikingly different.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Go at your own pace., 11 July 1998
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Even those of us who love to get lost in a good, long read, often appreciate the short story as a change of pace. I felt as if I too were journeying through London on the Tube, peeking into the lives of my fellow (or should I say "sister" ) commuters. This book is for everyone who ever sat bored on a train, imagining storylines for everyone sitting nearby!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 27 Jan 1998
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I found each story made me think. Each of the short 22 chapters deals with issues that aren't easy to resolve, so Maeve leaves you to solve it in your own mind. I loved this book and would suggest it to anyone who wants to use their head while reading, yet doesn't want to get involved in a long story. You can take each chapter as you want and read into it as you wish.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Skip this one. Not up to par with MB's other books, 27 Feb 1997
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This book was chock full of short stories. One chapter each. MB's meticulous writing style and strength of character development are what make her books wonderful. Chapter long stories just aren't her showcase. Even if you've read every book she's written but this one, don't do it. You'll be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An easy-to read colection of short stories, 21 July 2004
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I loved this collection. Each story draws you into a different world and the great thing about this book is that you can pick it up and leave it down as you please, and then go back and reread your favourite pieces!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maeve Binchy fan, 12 Mar 2011
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Early Maeve Binchy but nothing wrong with that.As usual with short stories I was "hungry" for more,I equate short stories with chinese meals after a while you're hungry again!I always want to know what happens to the characters next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 July 2014
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excellent like all her books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 12 Jan 2014
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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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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 21 May 2013
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Now up to expectations, I'm afraid. I have read and enjoyed all the other Maeve books but didn't like this one. Sorry. The lady is really missed, there will never be another.
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