Maeve Binchy is one of today's most successful and best-loved authors. The 2007 World Book Day Quick Read campaign is going to have an even higher profile than last year. All Maeve Binchy's recent novels have been Sunday Times No.1 bestsellers and Guardian fastsellers. There are now over 7 million copies of Maeve Binchy Orion paperbacks in print and she always receives excellent reviews: '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 ... This is a book which would be perfect self-indulgence on a summer's day or one to cheer a rainy one' Daily Express. 'You'll be hooked by the characters from the start and the fine storytelling simply sweeps you along' Woman's Realm. 'Full of characteristic humour and warmth, a lovely read' Sunday Mirror. 'Absorbing and delightful' Sunday Times. 'Drama, humour, warmth and great characters - it's what we expect from Maeve Binchy, one of the world's best-loved writers' Woman's Weekly.
Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin and worked first as a teacher and then for the Irish Times, for which she wrote feature articles and columns. Her first novel, LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE, made her famous in the UK and USA and since then she has written many bestsellers, including CIRCLE OF FRIENDS which was made into a film. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell.
Star Sullivan is being promoted by Colman Getty as part of the World Book Day 'Quick Reads' campaign. 'My Favourite Teacher' in TES ran on 17 February. Maeve wil be featured in the column 'I didn't Get Where I am today' in the TIMES MAGAZINE on 4 March. Maeve also wrote a comment piece for HELLO on Quick reads and literacy which appeared in 28 Feb issue.