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Nights of Rain and Stars: The perfect summer read (Paperback)

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'An absolute joy. Maeve sweeps you away to an island paradise you won't ever want to leave!' VERONICA HENRY

'The perfect summer read' MAIL ON SUNDAY

Escape to a beautiful Greek island this summer in this life-affirming story of unlikely friendship from the world's favourite storyteller, multimillion-copy No. 1 bestseller Maeve Binchy.

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'They were still talking as the first stars came into the sky...'

Four strangers meet at a taverna on a beautiful Greek island, with nothing in common except a need to escape. But over one magical summer they'll discover that sometimes, the people who understand you the best can be the ones who don't know you at all...

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Find out why millions of readers adore Maeve Binchy...

'A brilliant storyteller' GRAHAM NORTON

'The Queen of Fiction' IRISH TIMES

'A master storyteller' NEW YORK TIMES

'Maeve Binchy was my hero' MARIAN KEYES

'For anyone who likes good storytelling... it's like being reunited with old friends' SUNDAY EXPRESS

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 09/08/2018 ISBN-13: 9781409176626  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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

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Customer Reviews

Another re-read from many years ago and as good as ever! Aghia Anna is far off the beaten tourist track in Greece; and yet four people from separate countries all find themselves there at the same time, each having left home and looking for somewhere to settle. When a tragedy strikes the small community, they feel affected and it brings them together with the locals. Vonni is an Irish woman who has lived in the village for what feels like a lifetime and she becomes intertwined in all their lives. You can’t fail to become interested in each life in this novel; they are so beautifully crafted that each and every person seems real, as do their issues. There is, however, far more to this story that just a few tourists; each character has their own part to play and wisdom to impart. It is an absolutely gorgeous story from beginning to end – the kind which sweeps you up and into it until you can imagine the hot Greek sun beating down. A glorious read, so very enjoyable; I wonder how I ever forgot it? A full five glowing stars, without any hesitation and my highest recommendation.

- 31/07/2021
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