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Shancarrig: From "The Copper Beech"

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Paperback, 64 pages
Published December 22nd 1995 by Everyman Ltd
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K.D. Absolutely
May 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
This small Phoenix 60P paperback is entitled Shancarrig and it is an excerpt from Maeve Binchy's (1940-2012) novel The Copper Beech. According to one of the reviews of Copper the novel starts with the description of a copper tree. Then the novel is divided into several sub-stories told by several narrators. In this one, Shancarrig, that narrator is Leonora "Leo" Murphy. At the beginning of her story, Leo is a toddler and at some point she witness a tragedy involving her parents and that night be ...more
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Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
What a gorgeous gentle read. Read it in one sitting. Covers serious issues; Class structure, greed, grief, murder, love, forbidden love, honesty, women's rights/roles the price of war etc. Just loved it.
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Maeve Binchy is a comforting read. Humorous and good characters.
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Maeve Binchy was born on 28 May 1940 in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, the eldest child of four. Her parents were very positive and provided her with a happy childhood. Although she described herself as an overweight child, her parents' attitude gave her the confidence to accept herself for who she was.

She studied at University College Dublin and was a teacher for a while. She also loved travelin
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