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Five decades of selected writings from the Irish Times by the beloved and bestselling author, filled with her hallmark humor, candor, and wisdom—a timeless gift to her legion of fans

Maeve Binchy once confessed, “As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear what they were saying at the next table in a restaurant, I suppose I am obsessively interested in what some might consider the trivia of other people’s lives.” She was an accidental journalist, yet from the beginning, her writings reflected the warmth, wit, and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction. From the royal wedding to boring airplane companions, Samuel Beckett to Margaret Thatcher, senior moments to life as a waitress, Maeve’s Times gives us wonderful insight into a changing Ireland as it celebrates the work of one of our best-loved writers in all its diversity—revealing her characteristic directness, laugh-out-loud humor, and unswerving gaze into the true heart of a matter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Like the best journalism, Maeve’s newspaper pieces stand the test of time.”

    Irish Independent

  • Maeve’s Times is funny and clever and kind, which are excellent qualities in both books and people…what this wonderful collection of her work for this paper makes abundantly clear is that she was a superb journalist.”

    Irish Times

  • “Brimming with Binchy’s intelligence, incisive wit, straightforwardness and incomparable charm.”

    Burnley Express

  • “Binchy’s trademark warmth, humor, and humanity characterize this volume…Wit, sarcasm, and big-heartedness emerge as hallmarks of [her] ‘direct and uncluttered style’…While the collection makes an enjoyable read on the merit of humor alone, editor Ingle’s selections capture Binchy’s journalistic apprenticeship, record an intelligent woman’s perspective on a changing world, and offer entertaining glimpses of a biography that Binchy fans will adore.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Delightful…This warm, down-to-earth collection…works wonderfully. Fans of the author’s novels will enjoy learning more about her early life and about an earlier Ireland.”

    Library Journal

  • “This selection of her work represents Binchy’s eclectic interests, infectious sense of humor, and wry take on social change…A blithe, entertaining collection that will surely delight Binchy’s many fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Kate Binchy narrates this collection of columns from the Irish Times, written by her late cousin, Maeve Binchy. The columns, dating from the 1960s to more recent times, are all written in the distinct style that made Binchy’s novels so popular. Kate Binchy’s gravelly, grandmotherly voice and lilting Irish accent fit the stories nicely, capturing the essence of the people in Maeve’s life as well as her observations and personal revelations. Kate is especially engaging during conversations, which flow effortlessly and sound authentically Irish. Frequently, towards the end of each story, Kate’s gravelly voice becomes a bit overworked and sounds strained, which is distracting. Nonetheless, fans of Maeve Binchy’s novels are sure to enjoy the personal insights into her life through the years.”


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