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The Copper Beech

The Copper Beech

‘Her storytelling ability is second to none’ Mail on Sunday

An old copper beech overlooks a school, and witnesses all the hopes and loves, dreams and ambitions of the children who grew up there…

Shancarrig School stands in the shade of a glorious old copper beech whose colours tell the passing of the seasons and the years: a tree that has watched over many lives.

The school mistress keeps a careful eye on the children, each of whom have their own hopes, dreams and ambitions for the future. As the children grow up, and become parents themselves, their stories are entwined in this gloriously nostalgic novel from the No.1 bestselling author.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 23rd December 2009

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781409106142

Reviews

You want to read Maeve Binchy's books as fast as she seems to have written them. This one fairly gallops along because her apparently spontaneous and casual manner covers masterly plotting ... It is all very satisfactory
INDEPENDENT
THE COPPER BEECH is as soothing as a cup of tea
PEOPLE
This is Binchy at her very best, telling stories with charm, humour and pathos and giving us one of the most stunning feel-good endings I can remember
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Maeve Binchy's work continues to inspire ... thought-provoking, warm and funny in equal measure
WOMAN
Maeve Binchy's marvellous portrait of a small Irish town whose untroubled surface conceals the passions, rivalries, friendships, ambitions and jealousies beneath
LOVE READING
Binchy makes you laugh, cry, and care. Her warmth and sympathy render the daily struggles of ordinary people heroic and turn storytelling into art
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Maeve Binchy's novels are just the kind of comforting companions so many women can't wait to take to bed. ...Binchy's prose flows as naturally as conversation with a good friend
THE LADY
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 story line or resolution
IRISH TIMES
Binchy ... is a class act
DAILY EXPRESS