Evening Class. Maeve Binchy, Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN nee Nora O’Donoghue, whose adult education class, “”Introduction to Italian,””. Evening Class is a novel by the Irish author Maeve Binchy. It was adapted as the award-winning film Italian for Beginners () by writer-director Lone. It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That’s where the real passion was lurking. They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary.

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Untangling the threads that connected each story distracted me, and after I finished it, I read it again. She reaches into the souls of the various major characters, their hopes and aspirations, their worries and bincuy, their faults and inner feelings of unworthiness, so that all become complete individuals.

It was the quiet ones you had to watch. I am definitely a Maeve Binchy fan now and would read anything written by her. I am not sure why I avoided her in the past. It was with relief I picked up a book that looked remotely like chickl I read Evening Class one broiling summer at my grandparent’s house in Baltimore. The way the story was told from numerous points of view eveening the format of each mai This is the first novel I have read by Binchy.

Her cousin Dan Binchy is also a published writer, as is her nephew Chris Binchy. The characters and their evolution are lovely.

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

Her books make everyday type events and people interesting. Amongst the women are Connie, Kathy and Fiona. Being forced to give up her dream of being a lawyer, she goes to a secretarial school where she ends up avoiding men. All of whom are memorable! Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site.


Dunne are sidelined once they serve their purpose. Once again Binchy does a good job of setting up the stories of the people who will end up attending this evening class. I decided this year I will aim to at least post reviews for all of the books that I have read. Honestly it should have been called Rose’s story Laddy’s sister since the story focused on her and what she had to deal with as a married woman.

Even the little known people here person who drives Laddy to Evening class, Brenda Brennan, and Penny-the Secretary to Paul Malone are one’s you get to know!

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So I knew what some of this story was going to be maece on what happened in a later book. Maeve Binchy was not paid, credited nor informed of this, but was later paid an undisclosed sum, when her publisher contacted the producers of the movie, Lars von Trier ‘s company Zentropa.

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Did she reconnect with Jacko?? Certainly not great literature, but not a bad summer read for some fun. I finished and reread the six books I had taken, then proceeded to raid my grandmother’s bookshelf.


The school leadership has other ideas, but to soften the blow, he is offered the chance to start an evening school. Registered Charity No Sep 03, M rated it really liked it Shelves: She works hard at school but is always at the tail end of the class.

Jan 16, Catie rated it it was amazing. Some fairytale plot points and a few loose ends.

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The key to their success lies with the Signora. The stories of these students are at times sad, at other times a little frightening, but Ms.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I did find the rather large cast-list a bit confusing at times, and couldn’t always remember what relationship each one had with the rest, but this wasn’t too disturbing.

At this time I have been reading about the same characters for more than a dozen years. Among the many evening classes starting all over Dublin is an ‘Introduction to Italian’.

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Highly recommended to anyone who likes character-based novels with more depth than many average modern books. The plot of the novel had me guessing all throughout whether who was and who is. Sep 04, Pages. Aug 10, Refresh and try again. Yet with the resilience of youth and the yearning for achievement Kathy earns the flass of her peers, her teachers and her father.

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