Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dublin 4...

It's the last day of March and my Irish event.  I decided this year to start with Maeve Binchy's books from the beginning.  I wanted to see her characters develop.  This particular one was an early work and consisted of 4 short stories.  A very nice read.

Book Description from Amazon.ca

A society hostess invites her husband’s mistress to dinner. A country girl savours the delights of city life. A student faces the dilemma of unmarried pregnancy. A drink-ridden photographer tries to relaunch a shattered career.

I have to tell you they all spoke to me. But the last one had me in tears.

Dublin 4 has all of Maeve Binchy’s intimate grasp of human feelings, her marvellous ear for dialogue and her subtle sense of life’s confusion. The stories bubble with fun and wit — yet sometimes leave a taste of sadness.

I read this book for my Ireland Reading Challenge. Photo of book I own.

6 comments:

Donna said...

I'll have to put this book on my reading list! Thank you!

Vicki said...

Putting this on my TBR list, it sounds so good!!

Alyce said...

I have heard good things about her writing, but haven't read any of her books yet.

Annie said...

It sounds interesting Irene...I should try to read her again. I did read one of hers a long time ago, and then I couldn't seem to get into the next one. One day!

fiction-books said...

Hi Irene,

I haven't read a lot of Maeve binchy books.

I seem to remember 'The Silver Wedding' and 'Circle Of Friends', although I know that I have several others on my shelves somewhere, as my mother-in-law is an avid fan and has passed several on to me.

This one does sound good and I can't recall having seen it around the house ... the idea of inviting my husband's mistress to dinner, is an interesting scenario and I wonder whether it all ends in tears, it would in our house, that's for sure!!!

Yvonne

Jenny the Pirate said...

I think MB is a great author. Like Donna, I'll be putting this book on my list, Dear Irene!

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