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  1. The Return Journey

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy Orion, HK$104 For three decades, Irish novelist Maeve Binchy has wooed readers with the gentle emotional swells and falls of her expansive books. The Return Journey is something of a departure. A series of short stories, it packs Binchy's main concerns- love, both romantic and familial- into only a few pages. As so often, her ...

  2. Heart and Soul

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy Orion HK$114 The world has finally caught up with Maeve Binchy. The Irish novelist's brand of meaty, optimistic and unabashedly enjoyable writing is the biggest news since Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve upgraded her template for the 21st century. In Heart and Soul, Binchy checks into that staple of romance writers: the medical drama. ...

  3. Picture Perfect

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult Hodder, HK$104 Here's how to bake a successful literary re-issue. Take a best-selling author with a large back catalogue (Harlan Coben, Maeve Binchy, Jodi Picoult), and pour their formative work all over an unsuspecting reading public. Voila- an easy-to-make profit. What makes the cake stink is how poorly signposted ...

  4. Rosanna Davison

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... 'I like a variety, from The Beatles to The Eagles to U2, Beyonce and Joss Stone.' Books: 'I enjoy Douglas Kennedy and Maeve Binchy. I thought The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown ...

  5. Special talents of a short story writer

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the attention of the reader and make a point within a limited space. How does Maeve Binchy achieve that in Telling Stories? The character of Irene The opening sentence gives us a key point about ... characters, Binchy gives us the minimum amount of detail that is needed for the story. We do not know much about Andrew other than that he is a lawyer. We do not know what kind of car he drives, what ...

  6. Convent Girls

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fault for wearing frosted-pink lipstick, you tart.' Maeve Binchy, author of Circle of Friends, was also taught that the expression of passion repelled decent boys, and Devlin still chafes ...

  7. 'Most important was the person underneath'

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... the Irish author Maeve Binchy. I found her incredible and so down to earth. I can say that through that meeting I met one of the most inspiring people in my life. At school I wrote stories and poems ...

  8. Few surprises in young girl's tale

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong By Kirsty Murray Published by Allen and Unwin ISBN 1 86508 737 8 The latest novel from Australian writer Kirsty Murray is aimed squarely at teenage female readers. The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong focuses on a 13-year-old who goes through typical teen problems and a few which are less common. Once Murray introduces her eponymous ...

  9. Power of print

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Rankin, Maeve Binchy, and the Cornwells, Bernard and Patricia. All of these benefit from strong hardback sales, which cost more than paperbacks. Whether this will continue in an industry driven ... hit-makers such as Wilbur Smith (40), Maeve Binchy (26) and Joanna Trollope (87). But to be honest, it pays not to look too far ahead. As Rowling so effortlessly illustrates, the next big thing ...

  10. Tale of teenage upheaval too trouble-free to be true

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The latest novel from Australian writer Kirsty Murray is aimed squarely at teenage female readers. The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong focuses on a 13-year-old who goes through ... and lows, but the reality of it all is questionable in places. Maeve Kwong lives in a safe world of family, school and friends. The sun shines and there are dances to dance. Her mother is Chinese, ...




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