Light A Penny Candle by Maeve BinchyLight A Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy

Light A Penny Candle

byMaeve Binchy

Paperback | June 6, 2006

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Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, shy and genteel Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the boisterous O’Connors in Kilgarret, Ireland. It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling O’Connor, a friendship that will endure through twenty turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams and searing betrayals.

Writing with warmth, wit and great compassion, Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of the lives and loves of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing could tear asunder -- not even the man who threatened to come between them forever.
MAEVE BINCHY was born in Dublin, and went to school at the Holy Child Convent in Killiney. She took a history degree at UCD and taught in various girls' schools, writing travel articles in the long summer holidays. In 1969 she joined the Irish Times and for many years she was based in London writing humorous columns from all over the w...
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Title:Light A Penny CandleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.7 inPublished:June 6, 2006Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:009949857X

ISBN - 13:9780099498575

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Customer Reviews of Light A Penny Candle


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I know it's a bit cliched, but I love Binchy's writing for some comforting, soulful writing that's easy to get lost in. Her characters are sympathetic and well-drawn, and I always feel like I've really gotten to know them. Recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I love reading Maeve Binchy; one of my favourite authors. Excellent character development. Makes you feel like you are there.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I always love Maeve Binchy and this was no exception. It's the reader's bad luck that she died so soon and we will be deprived of her great skill.
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light A Penny Candle Very entertaining. I read at every opportunity I could. The book was funny at times, thoughtful and shocking at others. A very refreshing change from the murder-mysteries that I normally read. The book was really true to life for the many personalities. It is always fascinating to read of times during the Wars and England and Scotland since I am not from those countries. I would recommend this book to all.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light a penny candle I have always loved Maeve Binchys books and this one is no exception to the rule. Interesting charactors as usual, people one can relate to. The ending was abit a abrubt.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light a penny candle by Mauve Binchy An interesting story, I enjoyed the various characters throughout. I was kept interested in some of the complicated people portrayed, and the interwoven relationships. A well written tale of two girls brought together by war, and the loving lasting friendship of Elizabeth with Aisling's family.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light a penny candle A wonderful story!!!
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light a penny candle Light a Penny Candle takes the reader back to an era when times were very uncertain in London ; and family safety a definite unknown . When children had to be sent into exile for their own safety - sometimes with people they did not know . Binchy manages to pull the reader into that time , and we are swept along , between London and Ireland , with Elizabeth White . It is a wonderful depiction of the different cross section of life and how that affects young Elizabeth's development into the young woman she becomes .
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read First time reading one of Maeve Binchy books and must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the relationship with the main character's and their family. Interesting to read about how things were in England & Ireland during the 40's and 50's.
Date published: 2010-12-21

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliant: a remarkable, panoramic and vastly entertaining novel.”
—Molly Keane, Irish Press