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Chestnut Street

Maeve Binchy

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance, Short stories

Reuniting some of our favourite Maeve Binchy characters, this is a delightful collection of linked stories from No. 1 bestselling author of NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS.

'She is the Queen of Fiction . . . once you read Maeve you are hooked for life' Irish Times

Superb storytelling from one of the world's best-loved writers.

Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in MINDING FRANKIE) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales:

Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son. Nessa Byrne, whose aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer and turns the house - and Nessa's world - upside down. Lilian, the generous girl with a big heart, and the fiance not everyone approves of. And Melly, whose gossip about the neighbours leads to trouble in the form of the fortune teller, 'Madame Magic'...

'In Chestnut Street [there is] enough kindness, wisdom and insight into human nature, to remind readers why Maeve Binchy was one of the most beloved writers this country has ever produced' Irish Times

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Praise for Chestnut Street

  • Maeve Binchy's work continues to inspire ... thought-provoking, warm and funny in equal measure. - Woman

  • Thanks to Binchy's characteristic compassion, we find ourselves sympathising with her underdogs, welcoming the punishments visited on her scoundrels, and wishing for justice for those long-suffering characters who keep trying to do the right thing without any hope of recompense ... an unexpected treat - Irish Mail on Sunday

  • In Chestnut Street [there is] enough kindness, wisdom and insight into human nature, to remind readers why Maeve Binchy was one of the most beloved writers this country has ever produced. - Irish Times

  • Binchy wrote as naturally as she breathed, and this collection has all her trademark humanity and humour - Saga magazine

  • Written over the past decades, these heartwarming stories of Dublin life, set around Chestnut Street, are collected together for the first time ... one to treasure. - Woman & Home

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Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy has been a teacher, travel writer, journalist and playwright. She is married to the author and broadcaster Gordon Snell.

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