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Scarlet Feather

Scarlet Feather

‘I literally could not put the book down’ Sunday Express

Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They have plenty of talent, the perfect premises, and even a few contacts. But not everyone is as pleased by the idea of ‘Scarlet Feather’ as they are.

Tom’s parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the family business. Cathy’s mother-in-law believes Cathy should be at home. And Tom’s relationship with his beautiful, ambitious girlfriend is slowly disintegrating.

As Cathy and Tom strive to maintain their emotional ties amidst catering triumphs and disasters, they find both support and opposition where they least expect it.


‘Drama, humour, warmth and great characters – it’s what we expect from Maeve Binchy, one of the world’s best-loved writers’ Woman’s Weekly
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 10th June 2010

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780752876856

Reviews

The storytelling is, as always, confident, sharp and funny
SUNDAY TIMES
If you're a lover of Maeve Binchy's warm, engrossing novels, you're in for a treat ... [a] tale of love, heartbreak and laugher. You'll be hooked by the characters from the start and the fine storytelling simply sweeps you along
WOMAN'S REALM
This is Binchy at her finest
WOMAN AND HOME
SCARLET FEATHER has all the distinguishing Binchy characteristics: human interest, pacy plot, judicious humour, warm sentiment ... You can see why, for a legion of female readers, Maeve Binchy is a one-woman opiate of the people
EVENING STANDARD
Yet again she has created a story of unexpected twists and turns in the lives of wholly believable people with whom you can't help feeling involved
THE OLDIE
The words "Irish warmth" are repeatedly used in reference to a Binchy novel and I believe that this keynote of authorial warmth is one of the compelling aspects of her writing ... Binchy is a consummate storyteller who involves the reader in the world she creates ... Binchy is a Dickens: she writes about the dilemmas of human beings with a backdrop which describes the manners and morals of a society ... the Binchy public will not be disappointed at storyline or resolution
IRISH TIMES
Her story-telling talents are never in question ... Scarlet Feather is one of Binchy's best. Reading it is as comforting as curling up by a fire with cocoa, toast and treacle
BOOKS IRELAND
This is a wonderfully warm-hearted book with an endearing cast of characters and the Irish atmosphere that is Maeve Binchy's trademark
THE LADY
SCARLET FEATHER has that classic Maeve Binchy component: the readability factor. And if leisure palls for Maeve, it's blindingly apparent there are more novels inside her. The penny candle's still burning
IRISH INDEPENDENT
Maeve is a storyteller, she has an ear for dialogue and an eye for character and she's employed these gifts to their full potential ... SCARLET FEATHER has that classic Maeve Binchy component: the readability factor
IRISH INDEPENDENT
What is Maeve Binchy's magic? Every time she publishes a novel the race is on to the armchair or the poolside seat, telephones fall eerily silent ... Her great gift is to suck her reader into the drama of everyday lives without fuss ... She relies on dialogue and on keeping up a cracking pace
Elizabeth Buchan, DAILY MAIL
Maeve is just like a good fisherwoman: she teases you, reels you in and by the time you try to get away, you are well and truly hooked. I literally could not put the book down by the time I got to the last quarter
SUNDAY EXPRESS
Drama, humour, warmth and great characters - it's what we expect from Maeve Binchy, one of the world's best-loved writers
WOMAN'S WEEKLY