Surprise new collection of Maeve Binchy stories
Fans of Irish writer Maeve Binchy will be delighted to hear that a new book of short stories written before she died is set to be released in April.
Binchy, who was Ireland’s bestselling writer ever, passed away two years ago. She had just completed her final novel, A Week in Winter, which became a best seller later in the year.
Most people believed that would be the last story she ever told. However, Binchy would often have good ideas for stories that didn’t quite fit in with the project she was working on at the time. She would write the stories and save them for a time that they could become useful to what she was doing.
The stories would involve a rich variety of characters who lived on a fictional road in Dublin called ‘Chestnut Street.
Now Binchy’s husband Gordon Snell has assembled the stories and the result is a new 400 page book, Chestnut Street.
According to the Irish Independent, Chestnut Street is: “Vintage Binchy, written with all the humour and understanding that are the hallmarks of her storytelling.”
It will be the final collection of stories that Binchy left behind. It is to be published in English speaking countries across the world simultaneously on 24 April.