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by Maeve Binchy

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  • ISBN 0440294002
  • ISBN13 978-0440294009
  • Language English
  • Author Maeve Binchy
  • Publisher Dell Publishing; First Edition edition (July 10, 1990)
  • Pages 565
  • Formats doc lrf txt lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1376 kb
  • Size Fb2 1567 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 594

It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents...Eve—the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns. Eve and Benny—they knew the sins and secrets behind every villager's lace curtains...except their own. It widened at Dublin, at the university where Benny and Eve met beautiful Nan Mahlon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision. Long-hidden lies would emerge to test the meaning of love and the strength of ties held within the fragile gold bands of a...Circle Of Friends. From the Paperback edition.

recounts ordinary event. ith extraordinary straightforwardness and insight. is a remarkably gifted write. wonderful student of human nature.

recounts ordinary event. a lovely tale of friends and love and life. This emotional stew of relationships boils over, but Binchy’s sure hand brings it back to a simmer, one in which the lovely ingredient. arry so as to guarantee pleasure. storytelling at its contemporary best.

The story takes us to 1957 when Benny (Mary Bernadette) Hogan & Eve Malone are to leave (or are they?) the safe, but limited boundaries of their small Irish hometown of Knockglen -where everyone knows everyone- for the "big, dangerous" city of Dublin. Benny, an awkward (because she is big and tall), but infinitely kind and funny girl is an only daughter to well-meaning, but elderly parents, who don't seem to realise that she is growing up into a woman.

Circle of Friends is a 1990 novel by the Irish author Maeve Binchy. Set in Dublin, as well as in the fictitious town of Knockglen in rural Ireland during the 1950s, the story centres on a group of university students. The novel was adapted into a 1995 feature film directed by Pat O'Connor.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS By: Maeve BinchySynopsis:Soon everyone in Knockglen thought of them as a pair. Читать онлайн Circle of Friends. The big stocky figure of Benny Hogan in her strong shoes and tightly buttoned sensible coat, the waif-like Eve in the clothes that were always too long and streelish on he. hen Birdie Mac in the sweet shop was unwise enough to say to Benny that those slabs of toffee were doing her no good at all, Eve's small face flashed in a fury. Synopsis: Soon everyone in Knockglen thought of them as a pair.

Circle of Friends book. Best written book ever. Okey, I love Maeve Binchy, but this book is smashing. I love it from the first until the last page

Circle of Friends book. I love it from the first until the last page. You'll love all the characters, especially the friendship between Benny and Eve. And eventhough you loathes Nan's behavior, somehow you'll understand her. You'll fall in love very quickly at Jack Folley, and as soon as that you'll find yourself annoyed by his t- to our lovable Benny. As other's Maeve writing, it's all details that we feel we really in their circle of friends in Ireland.

Clodagh had made him a set of lilac-colored button covers, and a huge flouncy handkerchief to put in his breast pocket. ive Communion in this outfit

Clodagh had made him a set of lilac-colored button covers, and a huge flouncy handkerchief to put in his breast pocket. ive Communion in this outfit. He has added blasphemy to the list of his other crimes, Mrs. Healy hissed at the Hogans, who were sitting near her. He must be in a State of Grace, otherwise he wouldn’t go, Annabel said. She thought Mrs. Healy was making too much of this vendetta. She envied Peggy and Mario for having such lively young blood in their businesses.

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 world. She is the author of five collections of short stories as well as twelve novels including Circle of Friends, The Copper Beech, Tara Road, Evening Class and The Glass Lake. Maeve Binchy died on 30 July 2012

It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen.

It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Eve-the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns.

Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy (1991, Paperback). Tara Road (Oprah's Book Club) by Binchy, Maeve. Mauve Binchy is one of the best writers there is. She keeps you engaged in the story and never fails to deliver a great read. Circle of Friends by Binchy, Maeve.

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Bil
"Circle of Friends" is to me what "The Baronetage" is to Sir Walter Elliot in "Persuasion". :)

"...there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there his faculties were aroused into admiration and respect, ... there any unwelcome sensations ... changed into pity and contempt."

This book is about friendship, love, betrayal, growing up, learning to fight for what is important & learning to let go.

The story takes us to 1957 when Benny (Mary Bernadette) Hogan & Eve Malone are to leave (or are they?) the safe, but limited boundaries of their small Irish hometown of Knockglen -where everyone knows everyone- for the "big, dangerous" city of Dublin.
Benny, an awkward (because she is big and tall), but infinitely kind and funny girl is an only daughter to well-meaning, but elderly parents, who don't seem to realise that she is growing up into a woman. Although they are willing to pay for a university education (strictly Catholic, of course) for Benny, their own plan includes her returning to Knockglen afterwards & marrying her father's assistant (they have a struggling gentlemen's outfit shop), the unappealing, slimy & calculating Sean Walsh.
Eve is an orphan, brought up by the nuns of the Knockglen Catholic Convent (lead by the wonderful, practical Mother Francis), after her late mother's upper-class (Anglo-Irish) family rejects her because she married a low-class, Catholic handyman. She has no funds for university, unless she learns to overcome her pride & ask the Westwards to pay her tuition fee.

In Dublin they meet handsome, popular Jack Foley, cinnamon roll of the University & beautiful, cool Nan Mahon, who is playing a dangerous & ruthless game to get away from her aggressive, drunken father's house both geographically and socially & to land a rich and upper class husband.

The scene is also enriched by a set of very well drawn supporting characters both from the big city & the small town and you cannot help to laugh, cheer, curse or cry as the story unfolds.
BeatHoWin
Maeve Binchy is an Irish writer from Dublin, and I was not familiar with her writing. I ordered a $1.99 digital copy of this book from Amazon through BookBub and took a chance. I was not disappointed.

Initially, I thought I would be bored but I was pulled in quickly. The characters became alive to me and they were with me throughout the day. I was so disappointed when the story ended because I did not want the story to end.

Benny, a heavy, big girl with a lively spirit, lives a very sheltered life with her family in Knockglen. When she goes to the University in Dublin, she has to take the bus home at night instead of staying with the other college kids in Dublin. Nevertheless, she meets handsome Jack Foley who falls in love with her and she with him. His immaturity in his love for her causes problems when Benny is occupied with helping her mother and saving the family business after her father’s death. Jack’s inability to wait a few weeks for her to be with him, results in a weekend fling with another girl and then an affair with Nan, one of her best friends, who falsely declares he is the father of her baby. This affair is even more insidious because they use Benny’s friend Eve’s cottage without permission.

When Nan miscarries, Jack wants Benny back, but, although she still loves him, she understands she could never trust that he would remain faithful. Through all of this, she still has her good group of friends, her circle of friends.

Maeve Binchy has written quite a few books as well as plays. I am eager to read more of her work.
Ndav
I read this book many years ago, and, for some reason, decided to read it again. It does start off very slowly, in my opinion, but eventually the reader falls in love with most of the characters. There are several witty scenes that make the reader laugh out loud and as many that bring tears. I truly have felt many of the same feelings as Benny and Eve, so this is the main reason that I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Uthergo
An admission comes first: I am a fan of Maeve Binchy's books and the small town Irish families that people her books. This is a great example of what Binchy does best - she introduces the reader to a varied, interesting cast of characters, then she weaves their lives together in both expected and unexpected ways. "Circle of Friends" chronicles the evolving relationships of Benny, a young woman from a small town near Dublin entering university. At the beginning of the book, the over-protected Benny has one good friend, a quiet orphan raised in the local convent. The two set out on widely separated paths, but their lives are changed by an accident and the group of college students they meet through it. Benny matures from a shy, only child to a young adult, confident in her choices and future .
Two of the things I loved about this book was how clearly Binchy delineates each character and how deftly she intertwines their lives in the storyline. I think I could almost go to the town and greet them without a preliminary introduction.
Wen
One of my favorite books of all time. I read it one to two times a year. Getting the Kindle version was the logical step so I can read without worrying about having to get up to turn off the light if I get sleepy!