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Publisher Description

Superb storytelling from one of the world's best-loved writers.

Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in MINDING FRANKIE) 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 fiancé not everyone approves of. And Melly, whose gossip about the neighbours leads to trouble in the form of the fortune teller, 'Madame Magic'...

'In Chestnut Street [there is] enough kindness, wisdom and insight into human nature, to remind readers why Maeve Binchy was one of the most beloved writers this country has ever produced' Irish Times

Fiction & Literature
April 24

Customer Reviews

misteredward ,

Brilliant as usual from Maeve

This is a book like some previous ones from Maeve Binchy, like The Return Journey or This Year It Will Be Different where instead of one story with chapters, it is a book of short stories. These stories were gathered together by her husband after her death to be made into a final book, so if the theme of "Chestnut Street", which is basically where some of the characters live, gets lost or missed sometimes, it is totally understandable and really doesn't detract from the stories at all. It is full of Maeve's usual tales of life, love and family which she does brilliantly. If you've enjoyed other books from Maeve Binchy you will love this too, and it is made all the more special because it will be her last ever book. Enjoy!

Steerhouse2 ,

Pretty Average

Disjointed and no coherent theme running through the book beyond the street name. No character development or depth whatsoever. Not the usual standard of writing.

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