Laughter filled the Church of the Assumption as the priest recalled how Binchy
once made a generous contribution to the church - but warned it could be spent on anything except statues or holy pictures.
had a best-seller in her first novel, 1982's "Light a Penny Candle," and eventually became one of the most-adored Irish writers of her generation.
The Romantic Novelists' Association, on its 50th anniversary, has presented novelists Maeve Binchy
and Joanna Trollope with Lifetime Achievement awards for their contributions to romantic literature.
Editors are Binchy
and Ahern (law, Trinity College Dublin).
is a master at creating colorful supporting characters, so it's no surprise that this book's color goes to the wild Vonni (reminiscent of the teacher in EVENING CLASS).
Fricker stars in the hot-tipped new movie Inside I'm Dancing, and is also starting work on the film of the Maeve Binchy
novel Tara Road.
Pauline, best known for her role as Mrs Doyle in the hit TV comedy Father Ted, has proved to have the storytelling powers of Maeve Binchy
taught school in Dublin from 1961 to 1968.
Senior counsel Patrick Treacy, Shane Murphy and William Binchy
said: "The three most important paragraphs of Article 41 are set out in the Referendum Commission booklet.
BORN ARNOLD Schwarzenegger, actor, 1947, HENRY Ford, motor magnate, 1863 KATE Bush, English singer, 1958, above INGMAR Bergman, film director, 2007 MAEVE Binchy
, novelist, 2012, above OTTO Von Bismarck, V German chancellor, 1898
K Rowling 8 The Fault In Our Stars, John Green 9 Gangsta Granny, David Walliams 10 A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy
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