A Week in Winter

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$10.54
UPC:
9780307273574
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Knopf; Later Printing edition (February 12, 2013)
Shipping Weight:
1.4 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
6.6 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
Binding:
Hardcover
Pages:
336
ISBN-10:
0307273571
ISBN-13:
978-0307273574
Author:
Maeve Binchy

Product Overview

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone Houses big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms. John, the American movie star, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are forced into taking a holiday together; Nicola and Henry, husband and wife, have been shaken by seeing too much death practicing medicine; Anders hates his fathers business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyones relief; the Walls are disappointed to have won this second-prize holiday in a contest where first prize was Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is afraid of her own psychic visions.Sharing a week with this unlikely cast of characters is pure joy, full of Maeves trademark warmth and humor. Once again, she embraces us with her grand storytelling.

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