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#811757 - Mon Jul 30 2012 08:13 PM RIP Maeve Binchy
ren33 Offline

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12145
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong
A sad loss. Many people loved her books

Edited by ren33 (Mon Jul 30 2012 08:14 PM)
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#811772 - Tue Jul 31 2012 12:59 AM Re: RIP Maeve Binchy
agony Offline


Registered: Sat Mar 29 2003
Posts: 13489
Loc: Western Canada
Me being one of them. As a rule, her type of book was not really my kind of thing at all, but there was just something about her - her personality shone through so strongly in her books, and it was such an appealing personality.

#811791 - Tue Jul 31 2012 03:24 AM Re: RIP Maeve Binchy
Chavs Offline

Registered: Fri Jul 15 2011
Posts: 1125
Loc: Ireland
I'm very sad to hear of her death.

She was a local lady, and I've never heard a bad word said about her. Not many people pass through life without making enemies. She seemed to. That speaks volumes, I think.

The couple of times that I encountered her, her genuine warmth and truthfulness just shone, and her wicked laugh was infectious. She was a generous and fun woman, her very sharp insight and intelligence could well have produced someone more cynical but instead she found positivity and humour in every situation.

#811792 - Tue Jul 31 2012 03:53 AM Re: RIP Maeve Binchy
TabbyTom Offline

Registered: Wed Oct 17 2001
Posts: 8369
Loc: Hastings Sussex England UK    
I'm sorry to hear this. I don't know her work well, but I remember enjoying The Lilac Bus some time ago. Maybe I should read a little more now.
Dilige et quod vis fac

#811794 - Tue Jul 31 2012 04:30 AM Re: RIP Maeve Binchy
tezza1551 Offline

Registered: Tue Feb 05 2008
Posts: 439
Loc: Western Australia
I have almost everything she has ever written, including a couple of short books she wrote for a program to encourage adult literacy.
As Chavs says "positivity and humour".
Rest peacefully, Maeve... I will miss your writings.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”

#811823 - Tue Jul 31 2012 07:50 AM Re: RIP Maeve Binchy
playmate1111 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 15 2010
Posts: 160
Loc: South Africa
So sorry to hear this news. I loved her books and will miss her writing.
"Never look down on anyone, unless you are helping them up"

#811828 - Tue Jul 31 2012 08:55 AM Re: RIP Maeve Binchy
demurechicky Offline

Registered: Wed Feb 27 2008
Posts: 329
Loc: Leeds West Yorkshire UK       
I am saddened to hear that Maeve Binchy has passed away. A wonderful, warm and witty author whose books are timeless and will live on!

#811829 - Tue Jul 31 2012 09:00 AM Re: RIP Maeve Binchy
dumb_bunny Offline

Registered: Mon Apr 30 2012
Posts: 11
Loc: Maine USA
This is very sad news. I have been in love with her books since Light a Penny Candle. I will miss her writing very much.

#811864 - Tue Jul 31 2012 01:46 PM Re: RIP Maeve Binchy
Aedan57 Offline

Registered: Tue Feb 21 2012
Posts: 69
Loc: Vermont USA
Taoiseach Kenny spoke well when he said of the news "Today we lost a national treasure". Not only a fine writer but also a fine person.

#812115 - Wed Aug 01 2012 02:38 PM Re: RIP Maeve Binchy
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8596
Loc: France
She was such a lovely lady, who didn't let her success go to her head. I loved Light a Penny Candle, which I read as a young teen. I was less enthusiastic about her other work, not because it wasn't as good or enjoyable, but because the storylines were so often so similar.

Her writing was enjoyed by many and she will be sadly missed.
It's hard to be perfect when you're human


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