Publication year: 2014
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Orion, 2014.
ISBN: 1409151786 9781409151784 (hbk): 18.99
Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son. Nessa Byrne, whose aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer and turns the house - and Nessa's world - upside down. Lilian, the generous girl with a big heart, and the fiance not everyone approves of. And Melly, whose gossip about the neighbours leads to trouble in the form of the fortune teller, 'Madame Magic'.
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Clifton bookworms. Insightful drawing of character. She really got into the characters' heads. Really understood people. Counting your blessings and realisation of talents and creativity previously untapped. Acceptance of oneself. Idea of writing about people in a street - good idea. 3*
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