Aches & Pains

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Orion, May 27, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 96 pages

A brilliantly funny guide to the trials and tribulations of hospitals and convalescence - from No. 1 bestselling author Maeve Binchy.

Get the feel-better factor from Maeve Binchy as she teams up with artist Wendy Shea to bring us ACHES & PAINS. This gem of a book includes:

Five things you can say to annoy the patient in the next bed
How to put on elastic stockings
Six ways to make non-alcoholic drinks bearable
How to be the perfect hospital visitor
Unusual but essential things for your medicine cupboard

Filled with the fun, warmth and wisdom for which Maeve Binchy is famous, ACHES & PAINS is the perfect alternative to a Get Well card.

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

This is a short book which tries too hard to be humorous. The author writes little hints and tricks about what to do when going into hospital. I generally like Maeve Binchy as an an author, however I wouldn't say this is her best book. I give it a C! Read full review

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User Review  - mazda502001 - LibraryThing

This little book by Maeve Binchy was an ok read. I got it from Bookmooch and glad I did because I wouldn't have bought it. Back Cover Blurb: What do you want when you're miserable with aches and pains ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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 twenty 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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