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  • Verlag: Orion Audio (12. September 2013)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1409150100
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409150107
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,7 x 2,5 x 13,7 cm
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This selection of her work represents Binchy's eclectic interests, infectious sense of humor and wry take on social change... A blithe, entertaining collection that will surely delight Binchy's many fans. KIRKUS While the collection makes an enjoyable read on the merit of humor alone, editor Ingle's selections capture Binchy's journalistic apprenticeship, record an intelligent woman's perspective on a changing world, and offer entertaining glimpses of biography that Binchy fans will adore. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road. Maeve Binchy received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A.T. Cross award in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards by the President of Ireland. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for 35 years, and died in 2012. Visit her website at Kate Binchy has worked extensively in all media from West End to fringe theatre. Numerous television appearances include RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES, FATHER TED, PEAK PRACTICE, CASUALTY, POIROT and FAIR CITY. She has appeared in over 500 radio plays, and films such as MRS DALLOWAY and THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE. She is Maeve's cousin and has read all of Maeve's audiobooks.

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Dieses Buch erschien erst nach dem Tod von Maeve Binchy, es sind von ihr geschriebene Artikel in der Irish Times, für die sie als Journalistin tätig war. Hier offenbart sich auch ihr besonderer Humor und das Beschreiben der verschiedensten menschlichen "Typen" und Gegebenheiten.
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Maeve's times/ Maeve Binchy 5. Oktober 2013
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Anyone who has enjoyed the writing of Maeve Binchy will surely want to read this collection of her newspaper articles. Her sense of humour in these short pieces is very obvious, as is her sense of the ridiculous in her fellow men and women. To me these pieces reveal the person behind the novels, it makes me wish I could have known her. A real treat, and a fitting tribute to a well-loved author.
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Maeve's Times 6. Dezember 2013
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Each story was just as if she was talking to the reader. I will really miss her books!! Loved it.
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great read 3. Oktober 2013
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Great just as her novels have been, and this from her newspaper excerts is just as good.Worth reading by her fans
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Like a visit with an old friend.. 17. Februar 2014
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There was only one Maeve! How she is missed..
Thanks to "Dear Gordon" for sharing these precious stories
and moments into her insightful way of telling them...
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Enjoyable 25. August 2014
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"Maeve's Times" are a collection of witty reflections on day to day life - air travel, etiquette dilemmas, school outings, as an example - selected from Maeve's columns for the Irish Times. I found them enjoyable, because they contain truth, and situations we all recognise, with a wry edge.
This is not a biography of Maeve, but illustrates her outlook of realism combined with humour, which flavoured the characters she depicted in the best of her books. I believe that younger readers, in particular, who do not remember when just about every newspaper contained such columns, may find it boring. The entries are similar to what someone today might include in a blog. There is no special insight or wisdom, but the reflections on the largely banal, in a fashion that highlights the humour of the situation, and is all too true, I did find to be fun.
Those of us who well remember the 'regular columns which resemble today's blogs' know that, with the requirement that the author constantly turn out material, finding a topic must have been quite a task. The humour in Maeve's columns came from a sense that 'she has the courage to say what I think,' or 'her experience is similar to my own, but she managed to have a laugh despite the irritation or banality.'
The title and 'blurb' can be somewhat misleading, because they give the impression that they comprise a biography. Some of the reflections may seem dated to younger readers - those of us 'of a certain age' should enjoy them with some sense of nostalgia. I've read many of Maeve's books, and found that, at their best, they are warm and have a highly accurate depiction of human nature and relationships - where those I would not place in the 'best' category are trite and 'go nowhere.' This would also be true of the columns in this collection.
Some of the repetition, tolerable when one was reading columns over time, is very trying. The many occasions where she writes accounts of women having abortions, breaking up their marriages, or going on about contraceptives may have seemed timely in 1970s Ireland, but one dose is quite enough. There are other times when Maeve clearly is at her wit's end (pun intended) to try to develop a tale to tell today - and you may find yourself skipping over certain articles from sheer boredom. Weighed in the balance, there are enough witty stories to wile away some time, perhaps in a waiting room, but the boredom level on others is quite high - and Maeve's tales of female foolishness, some of which have no humour, possibly will be offensive to some today.
This is a nice 'train book' or 'good read' on a rainy day.
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