Книга: Binchy Maeve «Copper Beech»

Copper Beech

Производитель: "Daedalus Books"

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. ISBN:978-0-7528-7681-8

Издательство: "Daedalus Books" (2008)

ISBN: 978-0-7528-7681-8

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Binchy, Maeve

▪ Irish author
born May 28, 1940, Dublin, Ire.

      Irish journalist and author of best-selling novels and short stories about small-town Irish life. Noted as a superb storyteller, Binchy examined her characters and their relationships with wit and great understanding.

      Educated at University College, Dublin (B.A., 1960), Binchy taught school in Dublin from 1961 to 1968, when she began her career as a reporter for the daily Irish Times. Her earliest short stories, first published in two collections in 1978 and 1980 and republished collectively as London Transports in 1983, are closely observed portraits of the struggles of contemporary women.

      Binchy's first novel, Light a Penny Candle (1982), follows the friendship of two young women through two decades. Her second novel, Echoes (1985), tells of the struggle of an impoverished young woman to escape a narrow-minded, cruel resort town. In 1988 it was produced as a miniseries on British television. A third best-seller, Firefly Summer (1987), concerns an Irish American who is forced to reconsider his misconceptions about Ireland when he goes there to live. Binchy also wrote the short-story collections Maeve Binchy's Dublin Four (1982), The Lilac Bus (1984), and This Year It Will Be Different and Other Stories: A Christmas Treasury (1996) and several plays for the stage and television. Her later novels include Silver Wedding (1988), the story of a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and the events that led them there; Circle of Friends (1991; filmed 1995), about a pair of friends who attend university in Dublin; Tara Road (1998; filmed 2005), in which two women, one Irish, one American, try to improve their lives by trading houses; Nights of Rain and Stars (2004), a tale of vacationers in Greece who are linked by a shared tragedy; and Heart and Soul (2008), about a doctor who establishes a clinic in an underserved area, while trying to juggle her own affairs.

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Источник: Binchy, Maeve

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  • copper beech — copper beeches N VAR A copper beech is a type of tree with reddish brown leaves …   English dictionary

  • copper beech — n a large European tree with purple brown leaves …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • copper beech — noun variety of European beech with shining purple or copper colored leaves • Syn: ↑purple beech, ↑Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, ↑Fagus purpurea, ↑Fagus sylvatica purpurea • Hypernyms: ↑beech, ↑beech tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • copper beech — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms copper beech : singular copper beech plural copper beeches a type of beech tree that has purple brown leaves …   English dictionary

  • copper beech — a variety of the European beech, Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, having purplish or copper red leaves. Also called purple beech. * * * …   Universalium

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  • copper beech — noun Date: 1846 a beech with shining coppery red leaves that is a widely planted cultivar of a beech (Fagus sylvatica) native to Europe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • copper beech — /kɒpə ˈbitʃ/ (say kopuh beech) noun a variety of the beech, Fagus sylvatica, with reddish brown leaves …   Australian-English dictionary


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