A superb new collection from the No.1 bestselling author: 'Reading her books is like gossiping with old friends' Daily Express
'The Irish do love telling stories, and we are suspicious of people who don't have long, complicated conversations. There used to be a rule in etiquette books that you should invite four talkers and four listeners to a dinner party. That doesn't work in Ireland, because nobody knows four listeners' Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy's bestselling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also give an insight in to how Ireland has changed over the decades, and how people remain the same: they still fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they still have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and some that fall apart. From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical.
But at the heart of all Maeve's fiction are the people and their relationships with each other. A FEW OF THE GIRLS is a glorious collection of the very best of her writing, full of the warmth, charm and humour that has always been essentially Maeve.
She is the Queen of Fiction and one of the funniest and best-loved storytellers in the world ... once you read Maeve you are hooked for life - Irish Times
An absolute delight from the most loved of storytellers. Maeve Binchy works her usual magic - My Weekly
A class act - Daily Express
Over her long career as a novelist she tackled many serious issues with with the compassion, intelligence and wit ... Maybe that's why so many readers loved her so much. That and the fact that she always knew how to tell a very good story - Irish Times
Her storytelling ability is second to none - Sunday Express
Maeve Binchy's work continues to inspire ... thought-provoking, warm and funny in equal measure - Woman