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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. Topham/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images
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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?

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>

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

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