Tonic for the spirit (HOME AND COUNTRY)
'wickedly amusing self-help audio book, providing the tonic of laughter as well as useful tips for the patient' (Vidar Hjardeng DISABILITY TIMES)
With a fine mix of humour and common sense, Maeve Binchy makes light of coping with ailments and hospitals.... Laugh out loud anecdotes delightfully told by Kate Binchy. (CHOICE) --Choice
If you like fiction based on the trials and tribulations of real life but with a large dollop of humour, you will love this! Based on the author's own hip replacement saga, the perceptive text can be applied to any situation where you find yourself reliant on others. Whether you've been the patient, the carer or just love to laugh at the quirks of human nature, this audio CD will satisfy. It's docu-soap for the ears! (www.FromBumptoGrump.co.uk) --www.FromBumptoGrump.co.uk
Conversations in hospital corridors make a wonderful corrective to the pronouncements of specialists, and yield the sort of wisdom that bouys you up ... Life-affirming. (THE SCOTSMAN) --The Scotsman
Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road. Maeve Binchy received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A.T. Cross award in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards by the President of Ireland. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for 35 years, and died in 2012. Visit her website at www.maevebinchy.com
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