Maeve Binchy’s much-loved Irish Times writings spanned five decades. An accidental journalist whose work first appeared after her father sent in colourful accounts he had received from her travels, from the beginning her writings reflected the warmth, wit and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction.
This timeless collection celebrates the work of the world’s best-loved writer, in all its diversity, revealing her characteristic directness, laugh-out-loud humour and unswerving gaze into the true heart of a matter. From ‘Life as a Waitress’ to ‘Encounters at the Airport’, ‘Staving Off the Senior Moments’ and the hilarious ‘My Theodora Story’, Maeve always had her own, inimitable take on life.
With an introduction written by her husband, the writer Gordon Snell, Maeve’s Times reminds us of why the writings of Maeve Binchy are universally cherished, and will be for generations to come.
Maeve's Times is funny and clever and kind ... Almost every piece in the book begins with the sort of opening line that many journalists lie awake at night trying to create