If you want some soft Irish storytelling with old-fashioned romance and loving friendships, Maeve Binchy is for you. If that sort of thing makes you feel a bit nauseated, that is valid and I would recommend steering clear.
Maeve Binchy at her home in Dalkey, County Dublin, in Photograph: Geoff Wilkinson/Rex Features. Maeve Binchy obituary: One of Ireland's most successful novelists, loved for her kindness and generosity of spirit
Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come & go. Behind their closed doors we encounter people with different life circumstances, occupations, & sensibilities.