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Maeve Binchy:The Biography

Piers Dudgeon

The beloved late Irish writer Maeve Binchy (1940-2012) was born in Dalkey, County Dublin, and grew up in a conservative Catholic family, the oldest of four children. Binchy was a teacher, a journalist for The Irish Times, and later, the author of heartwarming fiction books like Light a Penny Candle, Circle of Friends, and Tara Road, which have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Biographer Piers Dudgeon chronicles her winding path to becoming a writer as revealed through interviews with Binchy, as well as the fond reminiscences of her closest friends.