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Open thread: What Maeve Binchy book do you recommend?

Readers of the late, great Irish author have been reminiscing on the Binchy novel that touched them – which one would you give to a friend who had never read her work?

Maeve Binchy on the set of the film adaptation of her book, Circle of Friends. Pictured with her are Pat O'Connor, Saffron Burrows and Geraldine O'Rawe (l-r, back row) and Minnie Driver.
Maeve Binchy on the set of the film adaptation of her book, Circle of Friends. Pictured with her are Pat O'Connor, Saffron Burrows and Geraldine O'Rawe (l-r, back row) and Minnie Driver.
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THE DEATH OF beloved Irish novelist Maeve Binchy has been greeted with an outpouring of grief at the loss of a warm, generous spirit.

While tributes rolled in to Binchy’s witty and charismatic personality, so too have people been reflecting on her great legacy: her work.

Commenting on our report of her death last night, some of you have been naming your favourite Binchy book on Facebook and Twitter – Light A Penny Candle, Tara Road, Circle of Friends and her newspaper columns have all come up for mention.

If you were to give a Binchy book to someone who had never read her work, what would you recommend? We’d love to hear your thoughts on your reading experiences in the comments section below.

Read: Beloved Irish writer Maeve Binchy has died, aged 72>

In pictures: Twitter tributes to Maeve Binchy>

Read: ‘A national treasure’ – Taoiseach’s tribute to Maeve>

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