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Whitethorn Woods
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Everything is changing in Rossmore. No longer a sleepy Irish town, where the young people leave to travel the world; nowadays it's a prosperous place, so busy that a new bypass has been proposed. The people of Rossmore are divided, particularly since the road will go right through the Whitethorn Woods and the well dedicated to St Ann - a well thought by some to have near spiritual properties, and by others dismissed as a superstition. No one is more concerned than the honest and well-meaning curate Father Brian Flynn, who has no idea which faction to support. Surely Neddy Nolan's family should take the compensation being offered for their land? But wasn't Neddy's mother given a cure at the well many years ago? And what about the childless London woman who came to the Whitethorn Woods, begging the Saint for help, with the most unexpected consequences? Lifelong friends who first met on an Israeli kibbutz visit the shrine to sort out their marriages; a wealthy American seeks advice; and a murderess and her mother have both considered consulting the saint...
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Maeve Binchy is one of today's most successful and best-loved authors, read all over the world and translated into 30 languages Her last eight novels have all been Sunday Times No.1 bestsellers and she is also a regular top Guardian fastseller Maeve Binchy's entire Orion pb backlist was repackaged in 2005 There are now over 7 million copies of Maeve Binchy Orion paperbacks in print and she always receives excellent reviews: 'Full of characteristic humour and warmth, a lovely read' Sunday Mirror 'The author's great skill is to draw you into the world she creates, so that reading her books is like gossiping with old friends' Daily Express. In the top 100 bestselling Irish titles Maeve Binchy occupies seven of the top twenty places including the No. 1 slot Two of her books have now been made into films, including TARA ROAD.

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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 millions of copies of her books around the world. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell.

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