The Return Journey

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What to expect

In this extraordinary collection of stories, the world-wide bestselling author of Evening Class once again reveals her incomparable understanding of matters of the heart. In The Return Journey, Maeve Binchy creates powerful compelling stories of love, loss, revelation, and reconciliation.

A secretary’s silent passion for her boss meets the acid test on a business trip; a man and a woman’s mutual disdain at first sight shows how deceptive appearances can be; an insecure wife clings to the illusion of order, only to discover chaos at the hands of a house-sitter who opens the wrong doors; a pair of star-crossed travelers pick up each other’s bags, and then learn when you unlock a stranger’s suitcase, you enter a stranger’s life. These and many more poignant, ironic, often humorous stories – unforgettable slices of life -make up The Return Journey, a spellbinding trip into the human heart.

Read by Kate Binchy

(p) 2009 Orion Publishing Group

Critics Review

  • The perfect poolside read that will take you from desire to devastation in the turn of a few pages.

    Daily Express
  • Heart-felt stories of life and love

    Woman & Home
  • She is one of the few writers who can pull at your heartstrings . . . 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
  • She is the Queen of Fiction and one of the funniest and best-loved storytellers in the world . . . once you read Maeve you are hooked for life

    IRISH TIMES
  • An unsurpassed grasp of what makes a good story

    Anne Enright
  • The warmest, funniest and most inspiring author . . . I’ve read everything she ever wrote

    Dame Jennie Murray

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