Benny and her best friend Eve have grown up in Knockglen, a sleepy small town. When they are old enough, their one thought is to get to Dublin, to university and freedom. But it is in Knockglen that Benny and Eve's new friends will find passion, tragedy and the independence they yearn for.Benny and her best friend Eve have grown up in Knockglen, a sleepy small town. When they are old enough, their one thought is to get to Dublin, to university and freedom. But it is in Knockglen that Benny and Eve's new friends will find passion, tragedy and the independence they yearn for.Read Less
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Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Slight shelf wear to DJ, small closed tear at base of DJ spine, page edges sunned due to age. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 434 p. ** If you have any queries about this book, please don't hesitate to contact us on hello@ravenbooks. ie ** From Knockglen to Dublin, heartbreak and betrayal follow three extraordinary and unforgettable women as an explosive confrontation brings hidden lies to the surface and tests the meaning of love and the bonds of friendship. A major movie was released in 1995.
Good. No Dustjacket. 1990. 434 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Dedication from author at title page. Firm binding. Mild foxing, tanning and handling marks over pages. Moderate bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with moderate rubbing and wear along edges and over surfaces.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-10-04 Loyal friends Benny and Eve, young women who grew up together in an Irish village, find their relationship tested by the new friendships, romances and opportunities that develop at a Dublin university. According to PW , Binchy's characters have ``a colorful way with words, and if the prose is sometimes careless, this is still Irish storytelling at its contemporary best.'' (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1990-11-09 The charm of Binchy's novels ( Silver Wedding ; Light a Penny Candle ) lies in a seductive readability that draws one through hundreds of pages as surely as a mackerel at the end of a hooked line--contrived plot thickeners and stock characters notwithstanding. In this lengthy story of a friendship and love and loss, there are no lapses or lulls. Benny, plain daughter of a merchant, and Eve, a proud orphan raised by nuns, are close friends growing up in the Irish village of Knockglen in the 1950s. When they go to university in Dublin together, their loyalty is tested by the addition of others to their circle, most notably the beautiful, mysterious Nan, an ambitious young woman determined to rise above her working-class origins. While Nan seizes opportunities, friendships and romances are kindled and damped; ugly duckling Benny becomes a swan, and true love almost conquers all. Everybody has a colorful way with words, and if the prose is sometimes careless, this is still Irish storytelling at its contemporary best; small flaws are easily overlooked in a book that is itself so generous. BOMC featured selection. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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