• Four strangers, with nothing in common but a need to escape, meet in a Greek taverna high above the small village of Aghia Anna. From Ireland, America, Germany and England, they have each left their homes and old lives, when a shocking tragedy throws them unexpectedly together.; Fiona is a young nurse, trying to make her family understand her need to follow her own path. Thomas desperately misses his young son and fears that his ex-wife will come between them. Elsa abruptly left her career as a television presenter, but someone from her past refuses to let her go. And shy, quiet David is determined to make a stand against his overbearing father. With these four is Andreas, the taverna owner, who badly misses the son who left home nine years ago and has never returned." Nights of Rain and Stars is the story of one summer and four people, each with a life in turmoil. With the help of Vonni, a middle-aged Irish woman who lives in the village and is now a near-native, they find solutions - though not necessarily the ones they anticipated.

  • Anglais Quentins

    Binchy Maeve

    Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurant?
    Ella Brady thinks so. She wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day. And Quentins has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, of betrayal, of revenge; of times when it looked ready for success and times when it seemed as if it must close in failure. But as Ella uncovers more of what has gone on at Quentins, she begins to wonder whether some secrets should be kept that way...
    With Quentins, Maeve Binchy follows her bestselling Scarlet Feather with a new book that delivers the hallmark storytelling that has kept millions of her readers happy for more than twenty years.

  • A story of friendship and love from the bestselling author of Circle of Friends.



    Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, shy and genteel Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the boisterous O'Connors in Kilgarret, Ireland. It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling O'Connor, a friendship which will endure through twenty turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams and searing betrayals...



    Writing with warmth, wit and great compassion, Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of the lives and loves of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing could tear asunder - not even the man who threatened to come between them forever.

  • Anglais Echoes

    Binchy Maeve

    A wonderful love story from the bestselling author of Light a Penny Candle and Circle of Friends.



    Growing up in a small seaside town in the 1950s, Clare O'Brien and David Power shout their hearts' desired into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them faraway from the town in which they live.

    Years later they meet again in Dublin, where DAvid is studying medicine and Clare has won a scholarship to University College. But eventurally Castlebay will draw them back and it is against a backdrop of empty grey skies, sea-spray and wind that this drama of ambition, betrayal and love finally reaches it turbulent conclusion.

  • La vie des habitants d'une petite station balnéaire irlandaise de 1950 à 1962. À Castlebay, petite station balnéaire irlandaise, les garçons rêvent aux filles. Les filles aux garçons. Certains rêvent d'ailleurs, d'autres d'une vie meilleure. Clare O'Brien, elle, rêve d'être professeur. Et quand elle obtient une bourse d'études pour l'université de Dublin, elle croit défaillir de bonheur. À elle la licence, la maîtrise, le doctorat à Oxford ou à Cambridge et la chaire d'histoire... Et l'amour dans tout cela ?... se moquent gentiment ses amies. Plus tard, plus tard, répond la jolie Clare qui ignore encore que deux garçons sont fous amoureux d'elle...

  • Il aura suffit de quelques minutes pour que l'île grecque d'Aghia Ana, réputée pour sa quiétude, devienne le théâtre d'une tragédie. Au large de ses côtes, le bateau qui avait l'habitude de proposer des excursions dans la baie s'embrase, par un bel après-midi d'été, sous l'oeil médusé des habitants et des touristes. Parmi eux, David, Elsa, Thomas et Fiona, tous d'horizons et de pays différents, de passage pour un séjour qui se voulait inoubliable. Un insulaire, Andreas, va leur proposer de s'installer dans sa taverne pour se remettre de leurs émotions. Ébranlés par le drame, en présence d'inconnus, ils vont alors oser toutes les confidences...

  • Noces irlandaises

    Maeve Binchy

    A Londres, les irlandais Deidre et Desmond vont fêter leurs vingt-cinq ans de mariage. Ils convoquent les membres de leurs familles et leurs amis. Mais la belle entente qui règne entre les convives n'est qu'une façade. Deux jeunes Irlandais, Deirdre et Desmond, se sont installés à Londres où sont nés leurs trois enfants. Vingt-cinq ans plus tard ils s'apprêtent à célébrer leurs noces d'argent. Anna, leur fille aînée, a décidé de réunir tous ceux qui étaient présents à leur mariage : le prêtre qui célébra leur union ; le séduisant Frank Quigley, ami et patron de Desmond ; Maureen, la demoiselle d'honneur qui a réussi sa carrière mais est restée célibataire... Anna entreprend aussi de rassembler la famille que la vie a disloquée : Brendan, le fils parti vivre en Irlande, sur la terre des ancêtres, et Helen, la petite dernière, entrée au couvent pour une raison mystérieuse. Tous se retrouvent le grand jour venu. Choc des mémoires et des destins. Rien ne sera plus pareil...

  • Le restaurant " Chez Quentin " est le dernier boudoir où l'on cause à Dublin. Un lieu de rencontres pour se tenir au courant des ragots... Amours, drames et passions sont tous les jours au menu de Chez Quentin, restaurant à la mode de Dublin. Pour Ella Brady, jeune enseignante, le mythique établissement est le cadre idéal pour la réalisation d'un documentaire. Sur les pas du mystérieux Quentin et avec l'aide des propriétaires, Ella va croiser la route d'une foule de personnages et plonger au coeur d'un monde de secrets et de romances. Une aventure qui pourrait bien lui ouvrir les yeux sur sa propre vie... " Une chronique irlandaise sensible qui hypnotise ! " Vivre Plus

  • Anglais Full House

    Maeve Binchy

    Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, shouldn't they leave home?

    Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn't work out, so now she is back with her parents. Helen is a teacher, and doesn't earn enough for a place of her own. Anthony writes songs, and is just waiting for the day when someone will pay him for them. Until then, all three are happy at home. It doesn't cost them anything, and surely their parents like having a full house?

    When a crisis occurs, Dee decides things have to change for the whole family ... whether they like it or not.

  • Galerie de portraits, des personnages hauts en couleur dans l'Irlande de la fin des années 50. Septembre 1957, jour de rentrée à l'université de Dublin. Parmi les étudiants qui se pressent dans les rues de la ville, trois jeunes filles : Benny, Eve et Nan. Pour elles, les études sont l'unique moyen d'échapper au destin médiocre qui les attend. Celui d'une vie monotone dans un village de campagne comme Knockglen, où sont nées Eve et Benny. L'élégante Nan, fille d'ouvrier, ne rêve, elle, que d'un mariage prestigieux. Apprentissages, désillusions, révélations, la vie à vingt ans, dans la capitale, réserve bien des surprises...

  • Un roman conçu comme un recueil de nouvelles liées les unes aux autres par une kyrielle de personnages truculents. Maeve Binchy possède un talent certain pour donner vie à un village perdu au coeur de la campagne irlandaise. Shancarrig devient, sous sa plume, le centre du monde. Calme en apparence, il bruisse pourtant des mille et une espiègleries des nombreux enfants qui y vivent. Et comme il est vrai que tout le monde a toujours quelque chose à cacher, les adultes ne sont pas en reste dès lors qu'il s'agit de protéger leurs petits secrets...

  • Anglais Dublin 4

    Maeve Binchy

    A society hostess entertains her husband's mistress to dinner; a country girl savours the delights of city life; a student faces the dilemma of unmarried pregnancy; and a drink-ridden photographer tries to relaunch a shattered career...

    This vintage collection of stories from the bestselling author of Light a Penny Candle and Circle of Friends is Maeve Binchy at her best - her trademark warmth, wit and compassion are unmistakeable.

  • Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, shy and genteel Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the boisterous O'Connors in Kilgarret, Ireland. It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling O'Connor, a friendship which will endure through twenty turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams and searing betrayals...

    Writing with warmth, wit and great compassion, Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of the lives and loves of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing could tear asunder - not even the man who threatened to come between them forever.

  • When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Anns Well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction. People have been coming to St. Anns for generations to share their dreams and fears, and speak their prayers. Some believe it to be a place of true spiritual power, demanding protection; others think its a mere magnet for superstitions, easily sacrificed.
    Father Flynn listens to all those caught up in the conflict, as the men and women of Whitethorn Woods must decide between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • An incandescent novel of love, obsession, and the secrets that take root in the human heart, by the author of The Copper Beech and Circle Of Friends. Lough Glass is at the heart and soul of the namesake town clinging to its shore. They say that if you go out on St. Agnes' Eve and look into the lake at sunset you can see your future. But beneath its serene surface, the lake harbors secrets as dark and unfathomable as the beautiful woman who night after night walks beside its waters. Lough Glass is home to Kit McMahon, in a way it will never be to her lovely mother, Helen, who does not fit in with the ways of the people of Lough Glass, and who found an unlikely mate in the genial pharmacist Martin McMahon. Kit adores her mother, but can't escape the picture of her, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face... or walking alone by the glass lake. Then one terrible night Martin's boat is found drifting upside down in the lake. The night Helen is lost. The night Kit discovers a letter on Martin's pillow and burns it, unopened, in the grate. The night everything changes forever.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais Echoes

    Maeve Binchy

    Growing up in a small seaside town in the 1950s, Clare O'Brien and David Power shout their hearts' desired into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them faraway from the town in which they live.
    Years later they meet again in Dublin, where DAvid is studying medicine and Clare has won a scholarship to University College. But eventurally Castlebay will draw them back and it is against a backdrop of empty grey skies, sea-spray and wind that this drama of ambition, betrayal and love finally reaches it turbulent conclusion.

  • It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking.They came together at Mountainview College, a downattheheels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin, to take a course in Italian. It was Latin teacher Aidan Dunne's last chance to revive a failing marriage and a deadend career. But Aidan's dream was headed for disaster until the mysterious Signora appeared, transforming a shared passion for Italy into a lifealtering adventure for them all...bank clerk Bill and his dizzy fiancé Lizzie: a couple headed for trouble...Kathy, a hardworking innocent propelled into adulthood in a shocking moment of truth...Connie, the gorgeous rich lady with a scandal ready to explode...glowering Lou, who joined the class as a cover for crime. And Signora, whose passionate past remained a secret as she changed all their lives forever....From the New York Times bestselling author of This Year It Will Be Different, The Glass Lake, and Circle of Friends, comes a novel filled with Maeve Binchy's signature warmth, wit, and sheer storytelling geniusa spellbinding tale of men and women whose quiet lives hide the most unexpected things....

  • With the insight, humor, and compassion we have come to expect from her, Maeve Binchy tells a story of family, friends, patients, and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old and the new Ireland.Dr. Clara Casey has been offered the thankless job of establishing the underfunded clinic and agrees to take it on for a year. She has plenty on her plate already--two difficult adult daughters and the unwanted attentions of her ex-husband--but she assembles a wonderfully diverse staff devoted to helping their demanding, often difficult patients.Before long the clinic is established as an essential part of the community, and Clara must decide whether or not to leave a place where lives are saved, courage is rewarded, and humor and optimism triumph over greed and self-pity. Heart and Soul is Maeve Binchy at her storytelling best.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Agreeing to care for the baby that a terminally ill former girlfriend claims is his, recovering alcoholic Noel turns to a loving network of family and friends for help until a social worker attempts to place the baby in a foster home.

  • Anglais Lilac Bus

    Maeve Binchy

    Each Friday, Tom Fitzgerald drives the same people home from Dublin to spend the weekend in Rathdoon. Nancy, Dee, Kev and Celia - each has their own secret story, unknown to their fellow passengers. And of course Tom himself has his own reasons for returning home so regularly...

    Once again, Maeve Binchy has conjured up a cast of very human characters with real joys and real sadnesses, portrayed with her trademark wit, compassion and warmth.

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