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eBook Quentins ePub

by Maeve Binchy

  • ISBN: 0752849522
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Maeve Binchy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Pub Co (March 2003)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1273 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1382 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 890

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Binchy Maeve This called for an emergency dinner at Quentins. He had a few books on the wall shelves, and business magazines in the rack, but everything else was in a small laptop.

QUENTINSby Maeve Binchy Also by Maeve BinchyLight a Penny CandleEchoes London TransportsDublin 4The Lilac BusFirefly SummerSilver WeddingCircle of FriendsThe Copper BeechThe Glass LakeEvening ClassTo my dear good Gordon. This called for an emergency dinner at Quentins. I really and truly thought he cared, how could I have been so taken in, so humiliated?" she wept to Deirdre and Ella when they settled at their table. It was meant to be an Early Bird dinner, where people came in at six-thirty and left by eight.

With Quentins, Maeve Binchy follows her bestselling Scarlet Feather with a new book that delivers the hallmark storytelling that has kept millions of her readers happy for more than twenty years. I’ve read other Maeve Binchy books and enjoyed them, so I kept giving this book chances to redeem itself; it never did. The story revolves around Ella Brady, a seemingly intelligent young woman with certain standards and values, who in chapter two starts doing stupid and illogical things. It was incredibly annoying.

When Ella Brady was six she went to Quentins. It was the first time anyone had called her Madam.

Also by Maeve Binchy. Light a Penny Candle. Echoes London Transports. When Ella Brady was six she went to Quentins. A woman in a black dress with a lace collar had led them to the table.

This book is centered on the upscale restaurant, Quentins. This is sort of an inside look. The book, in typical Binchy form. We see this place, and many of the people, in other books by the author. has many chapters that give us insight into different characters. While the overarcing theme is about Quentins and making a movie about it, the book is comprised of many short stories of the people of Quentins. We learn how it got its name, Brenda and Patrick, the proprieters, have stories about them.

Maeve Binchy Snell (28 May 1939 – 30 July 2012) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her sympathetic and often humorous portrayal of small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her . .

Maeve Binchy Snell (28 May 1939 – 30 July 2012) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her sympathetic and often humorous portrayal of small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature, and her often clever surprise endings.

Поиск книг BookFi BookSee - Download books for free. ISBN:978-0-451-20990-0. Производитель: "Signet". Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurant? Ella Brady thinks so. She wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day. And Quentins has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, of betrayal, of revenge; of times when it looked ready for success and times when it seemed as if it must close in failure.

Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University . Maeve Binchy received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the BRITISH BOOK AWARDS in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A. T. CROSS AWARD in 2007

Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined the Irish Times. Her first novel, LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over twenty books, all of them bestsellers. CROSS AWARD in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the BOB HUGHES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the BORD GAIS IRISH BOOK AWARDS by the President of Ireland.

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Comments

Prinna Prinna
I love Maeve Binchy. This book is centered on the upscale restaurant, Quentins. We see this place, and many of the people, in other books by the author. This is sort of an inside look. The book, in typical Binchy form. has many chapters that give us insight into different characters. While the overarcing theme is about Quentins and making a movie about it, the book is comprised of many short stories of the people of Quentins. We learn how it got its name, Brenda and Patrick, the proprieters, have stories about them. This book is one of my favorites by Maeve Binchy.
Precious Precious
Faithful Maeve Binchy readers and newcomers alike will find an effortless and heartwarming read in Quentins. Set in a Dublin restaurant which has been mentioned in many of the author’s previous novels, but with a fascinating backstory about the restaurant’s beginnings.

As a documentary about the restaurant is planned, we are shown insight into the lives of both the patrons and the restaurant staff.

As with many of Binchy’s novels, characters from Dublin and the Irish countryside alike appear in Quentins. With a satisfying ending, Binchy’s novel is a read-again favorite.
Alexandra Alexandra
This really deserves a two and a half star rating. It's a story with short stories thrown in between the main story. This makes for a choppy read. I enjoyed the short stories, but the main story just wasn’t believable. Ella gets involved with a married man, who lies to her every step of the way. He gives her the usual line...marriage is on the rocks. Staying because of kids. Even when she finds out the truth about his many deceptions, she still thinks he loves her. She comes across as a real dumb cluck, and I ended up not liking her at all. Ms. Binchy wrote many wonderful books. Unfortunately this is definitely not one of them.
ACOS ACOS
I'm in bed fighting illness and luckily had books like this one to read. Quentins is often mentioned in books by this author, as the go to restaurant for her characters. This book gives us the behind the scenes story of how it came about and about the people working there. The main story is about a girl who has an affair with a married man and how it nearly ruins her life. In between, we get all the stories of the various secondary characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Loni Loni
This was very slow moving but if you like a relaxed read that’s just pokey, then this is a good one. However, way too many characters to keep track of toward the end . Lastly the main character is virtually an idiot throughout her adult life. For someone who Supposedly has these grand standards yet can’t decide to do the right and obvious thing for ages on end and everyone around her is so supportive and sympathetic of her regardless of her past and present behavior . If she had had one true blue honest friend , they would have leveled with her in the beginning about her being a total nincompoop not a “Poor Pitiful Victim”. Not to mention her weak parents who wink at every sin their little darling commits. I love this writers style, this was not the best.
Frey Frey
Maeve Binchy was my Mother’s favorite author. We lost Mom 5 years ago & still miss her. I really don’t know if she read this book but I would love to discuss it with her. Mom instilled in me the love of reading. I read with comprehension at the age of 3, 65 years ago. We used to visit the local library & she would borrow 10 books at a time. She loved them all but this author was it to her. Now Maeve is mine also.
Moonworm Moonworm
I hesitated to read Maeve Binchy's books in past years because I thought they all would be the same and too sentimental and predictable for me to find them interesting. Then one of my book club members suggested one of her books for our book club to read and I was so glad to do so! Binchy's books are like eating a dessert you enjoy, perhaps chocolate or ice cream! They are a treat, comforting, sweet and surprisingly well written. I love her characters and they reappear in several books so it seems as if you are seeing an old friend again in a new setting. I was right - these books are sentimental and predictable, but sometimes it's so nice to curl up with an old friend and enjoy a well told story!
It's not the greatest of Binchy's books, but since we lost this wonderful lady, it's good to read it. I agree with others who've mentioned one-dimensional characters, but if you need a cozy Irish fix, this will do.