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  • Echoes by Maeve Binchy
  • Maeve Binchy
  • English
  • 21 June 2020
  • 9780451221964

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REVIEW ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy Ò 0 READ READ Echoes by Maeve Binchy · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Nt hunger of two people destined to love and ready to defy a world determined to keep them apart. You know this really does read like Circle of Friends to me This one feels a bit off to me since it seems a step back for Binchy Most of the later works she published were tied together in some way This one is a true standalone and I have read it many times over the years and always hit a point of dissatisfaction with the story I think it s because the two main characters Clare and David hit a point when you just don t like either of them and then you just feel badly for Clare You do wonder what would have become of Clare and David if they were not together in a time and place 1950s60s which meant that you were stuck with each other even when you know that the odds things were going to work out were slimEchoes follows Clare O Brien and David Power who live in the seaside town of Castlebay in the 1950s Clare is a daughter of a shopkeeper David is the son of a doctor The two of them don t make a lot of sense together However Binchy starts the first part of this really long book it s over 700 pages showing how smart Clare is and how she s not destined to just go off and be married The local schoolteacher Angela sorry can t recall her last name sees Clare s potential and pushes her through her studies Clare has dreams of going to Dublin University but needs to do well in order to be able to obtain a scholarship We get to see Clare pushing away any thoughts of boys or anything that is going to keep her from her goal David we get to see is pretty easy to like through the first part of the story He seems like an affable young man and then you see him turning to follow in his father s footsteps to study medicine The book also shows us different people living in Castlebay like Gerry Doyle who we find has an odd obsession with Clare Clare s own mother Molly is hesitant about her daughter getting above herself and the two find themselves at odds throughout this book I have to say that I didn t really like David much towards the end of the book I wonder at times if this is what would have become of Benny and Jack if they had gotten back together see Circle of Friends The writing is typical Binchy You get a lot of insight into what Ireland was like back in the 50s and 60s and how hard it was for a girl like Clare to try to do anything else than what she was supposed to do according to society The ending though I think just left too much unsaid I think we readers can guess what comes next for David and Clare However I rather have it spelled out for me This is probably one of the few Binchy books I have finished that I felt aggravated by when I finished it

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REVIEW ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy Ò 0 READ READ Echoes by Maeve Binchy · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Him as gentrybrought together as adults by a desire that knew no class no barriers only the urge. Imagine it s a rainy night and you and your best friend are sitting in comfy chairs in front of a fire Maybe you re drinking hot chocolate laughing about something when she turns to you and says Did I ever tell you the story about David Power and Clare O Brien from CatlebayWhen you say no you both settle back and she begins to tell you the story That s what this book feels like and it s wonderfulMaeve Binchy is a first class story teller and ECHOES is one of her best If you pick it up you will not be disappointed

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REVIEW ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy Ò 0 READ READ Echoes by Maeve Binchy · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Clare and David divided as children by a rigid social code that branded her as shanty Irish and. I read this a long time ago shortly after it was first published but as I started re reading it all started to slowly begin to feel familiar as aspects began to come back Echoes by Maeve Binchy is a wonderful character driven piece of historical fiction that takes us back to the Ireland of the 1950s and 1960s She paints a picture of small Irish town life of the period evoked vibrantly by her rich descriptions and details with a host of characters many that are eminently unlikeable with the gossip class rigidity prejudices judgementalism gender limitations faced by girls and women the central place strictness and importance of the Irish Roman Catholic Church within the community capturing the social norms and attitudes including the lack of understanding and dismissal of issues such as post natal depression This is the story of working class Claire O Brien a shopkeeper s daughter bright and ambitious determined to escape her circumstances helped by teacher Angela O Hara gaining scholarships that take her to Dublin Then there is David Power the doctor s son a David and Claire who break the expectations that they face and Gerry Doyle from a similar background as Claire obsessed by her Binchy tells the emotive story of lives that are intertwined through the years the challenges of love class hardships infidelities betrayal and tragedy where the echoes of the past can be hard to shake off This is a compelling and immersive Irish novel of a bygone era of its time and place aspects of which makes me grateful that the world has moved on yet retains echoes of a simpler straightforward time compared to the complexities and pressures of our contemporary world This turned out to be an enjoyable re read Many thanks to Random House Cornerstone for a copy of the book