As with her previous works, Binchy
has the uncanny ability to capture the drama of everyday life so wonderfully and that is what will be greatly missed.
Her husband, writer Gordon Snell, brother William and sister Joan led hundreds of mourners including, Oscar-winning actress Brenda Fricker, who starred in the screen versions of some of Binchy
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
Educated at University College, Dublin (B.A., 1960), Binchy
taught school in Dublin from 1961 to 1968.
High Court judge Donald Binchy
agreed to vary an injunction order against the broadcaster in light of recent developments.
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
Our favourite reads include Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Claudia Carroll, and The Help by Kathryn Stocket.