Книга: Maeve Binchy «Dublin People: Stage 6»

Dublin People: Stage 6

Серия: "Oxford Bookworms Library"

"Oxford Bookworms" offer students at all levels the opportunity to extend their reading and appreciation of English. There are six stages, taking students from elementary to advanced level. At the lower stages, many of the texts have been specially written for the series, to provide elementary and lower-intermediate students with an introduction to real reading in English. At the higher stages, most of the books have been adapted from works originally published for native speakers. The language controls used in "Oxford Bookworms" are based on a syllabus specially created for the series by Tricia Hedge. This takes account of the more traditional approaches to grading and recent research into the nature of reading difficulty. The approximate vocabulary count for each stage is: Stage 1 - 400 words; Stage 2 - 700 words; Stage 3 - 1000 words; Stage 4 - 1400 words; Stage 5 - 1800 words; Stage 6 - 2500 words. All stages have exercises for classroom or private use, plus a supporting glossary...

Содержание:

Flat in Ringsend, Murmurs in Montrose, Exercises, Glossary

Издательство: "Oxford University Press" (1997)

Формат: 130x200, 112 стр.

ISBN: 0-19-422705-7

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Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy
Born 28 May 1940 (1940-05-28) (age 71)
Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Irish
Notable work(s) Circle of Friends

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Maeve Binchy (born 28 May 1940 Dalkey, County Dublin)[1][2] is an Irish novelist, newspaper columnist and speaker. Educated at University College Dublin,[1][2] she worked as a teacher[2][3] then a journalist at The Irish Times[2] and later became a writer of novels and short stories.

Many of her novels are set in Ireland, dealing with the tensions between urban and rural life, the contrasts between England and Ireland, and the dramatic changes in Ireland between World War II and the present day.

Her novel Circle of Friends was made into a 1995 Hollywood movie starring Chris O'Donnell and Minnie Driver with a radical change of ending.[4]

Binchy announced in 2000 that she would not be going on tours with any more novels, but would be devoting her time to other activities, and to her husband, Gordon Snell, a children's author. She has written five further novels since then — Quentins, Nights of Rain and Stars, Whitethorn Woods, Heart and Soul and Minding Frankie (2010). She lives in Dalkey, not far from where she grew up.[5]

In 1978, Binchy won a Jacob's Award for her RTÉ play, Deeply Regretted By. A second award went to the lead actor, Donall Farmer. A 1993 photograph of her by Richard Whitehead belongs to the collection of the National Portrait Gallery (London)[6] and a painting of her by Maeve McCarthy, commissioned in 2005, is on display in the National Gallery of Ireland.[7]

She is sister of William Binchy, Regius Professor of Laws at Trinity College, Dublin.

Contents

Themes

While some novels are complete stories (Circle of Friends, Light a Penny Candle) many of her novels revolve around a cast of interrelated characters (The Copper Beech, Silver Wedding, The Lilac Bus, Evening Class, Heart and Soul). Her later novels, Evening Class, Scarlet Feather, Quentins, and Tara Road, feature a continuum of recurring characters..

Bibliography

Novels [5]

Short story collections [5]

Binchy has also published several short story collections, including:

  • Central Line (1978)
  • Victoria Line (1980)
  • Dublin 4 (1981)
  • London Transports (1983)
  • The Lilac Bus (1984)
  • Story Teller: Collection of Short Stories (1990)
  • Dublin People (1993)
  • Cross Lines (1996)
  • This Year It Will Be Different: And Other Stories (1996)
  • The Return Journey (1998)

Other works

See also

References

External links

Источник: Maeve Binchy

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