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on 30 January 2013
No Nightingales, No Snakes is a compilation of five short stories by popular Irish author, Maeve Binchy. The stories are dramatized as radio plays by the BBC, so rather than being just read, there are sound effects as well. The Night People Came In For Something That Was No Trouble sees Cara's plans for the perfect casual evening falling apart, with unexpected results. The Stepson finds Clare's efforts to connect with her soon-to-be stepson finally succeeding. Decisions At Sea find Tessa making a life-changing decision. The Answer Machine is Biddy's Christmas gift to her family, but does not have the intended result. By the Time We Get To Clifden sees the organisation that Nelly and Harry put in their holiday thrown to the winds by their neighbour, Melly. Binchy's strength is in her characters, and, whether in short stories or full length novels, her heart-warming tales are winners.