A Week in Winter

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Orion, Nov 8, 2012 - Fiction - 464 pages
25 Reviews
The Sheedy sisters had lived in Stone House for as long as anyone could remember. Set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic ocean, it was falling into disrepair - until one woman, with a past she needed to forget, breathed new life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big, warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist. Winnie is generally able to make the best of things, until she finds herself on the holiday from hell. John arrived on an impulse after he missed a flight at Shannon. And then there's Henry and Nicola, burdened with a terrible secret, who are hoping the break at Stone House will help them find a way to face the future...

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Great characters, very little plot. - Goodreads
However, I was disappointed by the ending. - Goodreads
Binchey's stories were my introduction to Ireland. - Goodreads
As others have noted, the ending came rather abruptly. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carrie Ann Lahain - Goodreads

It's always hard evaluating the final work of a beloved writer. Though I am very aware of who Maeve Binchy was, I have only read a couple of her other novels--CIRCLE OF FRIENDS and TARA ROAD. I ... Read full review

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This is one of those days I truly loathe Goodreads. Somehow my writeup was deleted after I finished it but before it was posted. Sigh. Once more into the breach. A lovely book. The first I've ever ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined the IRISH TIMES. Her first novel, LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over 20 books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, including TARA ROAD. Maeve Binchy received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the BRITISH BOOK AWARDS in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A.T. CROSS AWARD in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the BOB HUGHES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the BORD GAIS IRISH BOOK AWARDS by the President of Ireland. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for 35 years, and died in 2012. Visit her website at www.maevebinchy.com

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