The author gives us one last extraordinary look at ordinary people as they struggle with family relationships, romances gone awry, and the possibility for a better future ... all with Binchy's thoughtful and loving touch that will be sorely missed
Maeve Binchy's work continues to inspire ... thought-provoking, warm and funny in equal measure.
In Chestnut Street [there is] enough kindness, wisdom and insight into human nature, to remind readers why Maeve Binchy was one of the most beloved writers this country has ever produced.
Written over the past decades, these heartwarming stories of Dublin life, set around Chestnut Street, are collected together for the first time ... Binchy's last book is one to treasure.
Thanks to Binchy's characteristic compassion, we find ourselves sympathising with her underdogs, welcoming the punishments visited on her scoundrels, and wishing for justice for those long-suffering characters who keep trying to do the right thing without any hope of recompense ... an unexpected treat.
Binchy wrote as naturally as she breathed, and this collection has all her trademark humanity and humour