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 ...Read MoreIn 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.Read Less
Very Good. Instead of nostalgia, Binchy evokes contemporary life; instead of Christmas homilies, she offers truth; and instead of sugarplums, she brings us the nourishment of holidays that precipitate change, growth, and new beginnings. The stories in This Year It Will Be Different powerfully evoke many lives-step-families grappling with exes, long-married couples faced with in-law problems, a wandering husband choosing between "the other woman" and his wife, a child caught in grown-up tugs-of-war-during the one holiday when feelings cannot be easily hidden.
Very Good + in Very Good + jacket. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall; book & dj very lightly rubbed else clean bright & tight-dj in mylar cover-Buy with confidence from "Your neighborhood book store on the World Wide Web". (tm)-Since 1997 delivering quality books to our neighbors, all around the world!
Fine in Fine jacket. 1st Edition. First printing. Beige cloth spine, green boards, gilt titles. "A Christmas Treasury" sayeth the cover. A collection of stories with Christmas as the subject by the Dublin-based author of many other well-known fictions-Lilac Bus, Circle of Friends, Silver Wedding and many others. 210 pp.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 0385315031. Just a hint of edge rubbing, page edges lightly foxed. DJ with just a hint of edge rubbing, but lamination around raised letters on DJ has bubbled (publisher's flaw). Now protected in a mylar jacket. BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper.; Small 8vo 7½"-8" tall; 210 pages.
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