This Year It Will Be Different
by Maeve Binchy
In this Christmas treasury of fourteen special stories, Ameve Binchy weaves her story-telling magic again, earning the praise 'Maeve's a marvel' (The ... Show synopsis In this Christmas treasury of fourteen special stories, Ameve Binchy weaves her story-telling magic again, earning the praise 'Maeve's a marvel' (The Age) Aboard a plane bound for Australia, in 'Travelling hopefully', two strangers find themselves sharing their fears and laughing each other into courage; for Nick and Jane in 'The Christmas barramundi', meeting at the Sydney Fish Markets was a perfect introduction...what could go wrong?; fourteen-year-old Orla decides to record Christmas Day with her new Polaroid camera in 'The ten snaps of Christmas' but no-one is prepared for what she sees; and Ethel, in the title story, is assured by her family that this year the usual massive Christmas preparations won't be left up to her, that this year it will be different. Set in Australia and around the world, these delightful stories bring us closer to the families, friends, lovers and the lonely of Binchy's imagination, drawing us into their lives with her usual wisdom and generosity. After reading This Year It Will Be Different, you'll want to visit them all over again.