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The two of them grow to be best friends despite of, or perhaps because of the events that occur over the next two decades.

It made me very grateful I wasn’t a woman growing up in that time period, when it was taboo to discuss so many things that needed discussing. Is there a sequel? Write a customer review. Lists with This Book. It was the first adult book I ever read, and it really helped shape my reading and writing interests.

Just be aware that you may find the ending less than satisfying. Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle 5. The Silver Metal Lover.

One person found this helpful. See all reviews. Vivid characterisation really is the This book is long! We are experiencing technical difficulties.

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Refresh and try again. I felt perhaps since this was Binchy’s first published book, maybe she struggled with how to end it. I am binchj avid reader and this is my no. All the characters were one-dimensional, either very good or very bad. For the Sake of Elena. Review “Maeve Binchy has a gimlet eye for the seething cauldron of emotions which lies beneath the surface of everyday life” Irish Independent “An adept storyteller with a sharp eye for social nuances and a pleasing affection for her characters” Sunday Times “A thoroughly enjoyable and readable book” The Times “Brilliant: The pacing is good, though the beginning and end are a z slow.

Ik vind dat Maeve Binchy die onderwerpen goed beschreven heeft. The book drags on and on and then in the last chapter, the author jumps from one place to another trying to tie up the loose Sorry Binchy fans, I tried I really tired.

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Het boek is iets minder vrolijk dan haar andere. Aug 27, Arlene rated it really liked bincby. It is Aisling who teaches Elizabeth to have faith in life and convinces her that if you light a penny candle at church, your most sacred wish will come true.

It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling O’Connor, a friendship which will endure through twenty turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams and searing betrayals Well developed characters and the atmosphere across the two countries in the ‘s is excellent my developed A story of two strong women supporting each other through, what proves to be trialling lives.

Stay in Touch Sign up. The novel tells us so a lot about Irish customs and ways, and it gives us a glimpse of England during WW2. And in particular the male characters.

I feel like I need some direction for what I can expect she and Aisling will do next. It chronicles a couple of decades of friendship between an Irish woman and an English woman through the trials and tribulations of their lives.

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Mauve Binky has done it again. Het verhaal draait om Elizabeth. If you prefer to not think too hard while reading; if you are amused by all things Irish; or if you’ve never experienced the Binchy formula, then you would probably enjoy any number of her books.

Als je Maeve Binchy’s boeken niet kent, zou ik met een van haar latere beginnen. It felt like she got tired of writing it and wasn’t sure how to wrap it up. Writing with warmth, wit and great compassion, Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of the lives and loves of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing could tear asunder – not even the man who threatened to come between them forever.


Would you like to see more reviews about this item? An amazing story of two friends who become as sisters and the lives they lead. Elizabeth is shown a caring, loving family and begins to feel part of a real family, as opposed to the cold environment of her parents’ house. Th Maeve Binchy’s debut novel, and unfortunately it really shows. Against her parents’ wishes, she pursues a career in art and embarks on a no-strings-attached love affair that threatens to break her heart.

IN I saw Maeve speak here in Melbourne and her warmth and interest in her fellow human is as alive and real as her characters. There seemed no rhyme or reason for it. Trivia About Light a Penny Candle.

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But though the writing has energy and drive, the themes never are really given their due, the characters are introduced and barely slip out of a form character for the rest of the novel which is meant to be 20 years of their livesthere isn’t really any consequences to their actions, and I felt like the whole things was a bit shallow.

It was such a strange change in tone that I can’t really recommend it, even though I’ll still try other titles by this author. At times, when I was reading it, I thought it was so engaging and truly excellent. I am surprised that so many readers loved it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Quintessential Quintuplets 1.

It tells of a very different era from our own. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In Ierland heeft het katholieke geloof ook nog veel invloed over wat een vrouw moet en niet moet.

However, Elizabeth’s actions at the end of the novel need closure.