The Copper Beech
'Her storytelling ability is second to none' Mail on Sunday
An old copper beech overlooks a school, and witnesses all the hopes and loves, dreams and ambitions of the children who grew up there...
Shancarrig School stands in the shade of a glorious old copper beech whose colours tell the passing of the seasons and the years: a tree that has watched over many lives.
The school mistress keeps a careful eye on the children, each of whom have their own hopes, dreams and ambitions for the future. As the children grow up, and become parents themselves, their stories are entwined in this gloriously nostalgic novel from the No.1 bestselling author.
Reissued in the stunning new cover design alongside her latest novel NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS - new in paperback. All the backlist are being reissued simultaneously in the new livery. Maeve Binchy is one of today's most successful and best-loved authors, read all over the world and translated into 30 languages. Her last seven novels have all been Sunday Times No.1 bestsellers and the last four were Guardian fastsellers. There are now over 6.5 million copies of Maeve Binchy Orion paperbacks in print and she always receives terrific reviews: 'Reading Maeve Binchy has always acted as therapy of a sort. Her witty, literate small-town tales exude a rosy glow to ease the troubled mind' The Times. 'Warm, witty and with a deep understanding of what makes us tick, it's little wonder that Maeve Binchy's bewitching stories have become world-beaters' OK Magazine. 'Proves how wise and funny Maeve Binchy is - and how adept at keeping a reader bolt upright till five in the morning' Irish Times. 'Compulsive reading ... Ms Binchy has the true story-teller's knack' Observer. In the top 100 bestselling Irish titles Maeve Binchy occupies seven of the top twenty places including the number one slot.
Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and came to fame first as London Correspondent for the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light A Penny Candle made her famous in the UK and USA. She lives in County Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell.