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Cover TextFirst published in paperback in 1987, this national bestseller remains one of Binchy's most beloved works. Divided by class, drawn together by desire, Clare and David found a love that knew no barriers--in a world determined to keep them apart.
Additional textPraise for Maeve Binchy
"A remarkably gifted writer...a wonderful student of human nature."-The New York Times Book Review 
"Reading one of Maeve Binchy's novels is like coming home."-The Washington Post
"Binchy is a grand storyteller in the finest Irish tradition…she writes from the heart."-The Cleveland Plain Dealer 
"Binchy's genius is transforming storytelling into art."-San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
"Binchy's tales combine warmth and spunk in a quintessentially Celtic way...In the field of women's popular fiction, the Dublin storyteller sticks out like a faultless solitaire on a Woolworth's jewelry counter."-Chicago Tribune
SummaryAn emotional story of love, betrayal, friendship, and family from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy.
David Power and Clare O'Brien both grew up dreaming of escape from the battered seaside town of Castlebay, Ireland, but they might as well have had the ocean between them. David is the cherished son of a prosperous doctor, while Clare lives with her large family behind their faltering store, longing for a moment of quiet to study. When they both go to university in Dublin-he as a matter of course, she on a hard-won scholarship-their worlds collide. They find freedom in each other-until the families, lovers, and secrets they left in Castlebay come back to haunt them...
"Laughter and tears, it's what Binchy does best."-San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"The Castlebay Maeve Binchy creates is a marvelous place."-The New York Times Book Review
Product TypeBook
Publishing year2008
Publishing date01/07/2008
Pages496 pages
SizeWidth 144 mm, Height 212 mm, Thickness 27 mm
Weight442 g
Article no.5168440


Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined The Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982, and she went on to write more than twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for film and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road, which was an Oprah's Book Club selection. She was married to writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for thirty-five years. She passed away in 2012 at the age of seventy-two.