A master storyteller
Her storytelling ability is second to none
There's nobody like Binchy for warming the cockles, and this collection of Christmas stories warms them to white heat.
With her gift for effortless characterisation and homely detail, she evokes power shifts in families, unwelcome discoveries, conspiracies, affairs, forgiveness, sorrow and the rebirth of optimism with her usual warmth and sympathy.
We are all in her pages, all of us: mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, husbands, wives, children, friends, lovers ... It is this combination of Maeve's understanding of what it is to be human, and how to cope with life, that makes her so popular
You can see why, for a legion of female readers, Maeve Binchy is a one-woman opiate of the people
Brilliant, family-oriented short stories ... Binchy fans will love it - i did! 5/5