Author(s): Maeve Binchy
The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike. Aidan Dunne needs his new evening class project to succeed almost as much as his pupils do. They too are looking for something more: Bill to find a way to keep spendthrift Lizzie at his side and Fran to make sure that young Kathy finds her way out from behind the kitchen sink. The key to their success lies with the Signora. Her passion has drawn her from Ireland to Italy and back home again with a burning desire to share her love of all things Italian - and a secret hidden in her heart ...
Reissued in the stunning new cover design alongside her latest novel NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS - new in paperback. All the backlist are being reissued simultaneously in the new livery. Maeve Binchy is one of today's most successful and best-loved authors, read all over the world and translated into 30 languages Her last seven novels have all been Sunday Times No.1 bestsellers and the last four were Guardian fastsellers. There are now over 6.5 million copies of Maeve Binchy Orion paperbacks in print and she also receives terrific reviews: 'Drama, humour, warmth and great characters - it's what we expect from Maeve Binchy, one of the world's best-loved writers' Woman's Weekly. 'Maeve is just like a good fisherwoman: she teases you, reels you in and by the time you try to get away, you are well and truly hooked. I literally could not put the book down' Sunday Express. 'Warm, witty and with a deep understanding of what makes us tick, it's little wonder that Maeve Binchy's bewitching stories have become world-beaters' OK Magazine. In the top 100 bestselling Irish titles Maeve Binchy occupies seven of the top twenty places including the number one slot.
Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and came to fame first as London Correspondent for the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light A Penny Candle made her famous in the UK and USA. She lives in County Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell.