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The Copper Beech
Author: Maeve Binchy

ISBN: 9781407220062
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 1 February 1992
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 11 x 2
By the school house at Shancarrig stands a copper beech, its bark scarred with the names and dreams of the pupils who have grown up under its branches. Under Junior Assistant Mistress Maddy Ross's careful gaze the children play, but out of school Maddy's gaze lingers where it shouldn't.

Maura Brennan, a bundle of fun from the rough end of town, plays with her pals: leap year baby Eddie Barton, the apple of his mother's eye, and Nessa Ryan, who little realises as she carves his name at the roots of the copper beech on the very last day of school that she'll get a lot more from one of her schoolmates than her first shy kiss.

The copper beech is the gateway to Maeve Binchy's marvellous portrait of a small Irish town whose untroubled surface conceals the passions, rivalries, friendships, ambitions and jealousies beneath.

About the Author

Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin and was the London Correspondent for the Irish Times. Her first novel was Light a Penny Candle and she has now sold around 40 million copies of her books around the world. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell.

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