by Maeve Binchy

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy tells the story of a generation and a city through the history of a Dublin restaurant in this “warm-hearted” (Boston Herald) enthralling novel.

Ella Brady wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day. After all, the restaurant saw the people of a city become more confident in everything from their lifestyles to the food that they chose to eat. And Quentins has a thousand stories to tell. But as Ella uncovers more of what has gone on at Quentins, she begins to wonder whether some secrets should be kept that way... 

“Quentins is not just any Dublin restaurant; it’s a place where wedding proposals, business deals, family ties, and friendships are forged (and sometimes broken).”—The Seattle Times 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451209900
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/26/2003
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 142,161
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.17(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

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 more than twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for film and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. She was married to writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for thirty-five years. She passed away in 2012 at the age of seventy-two.


Dublin, Ireland, and London, England

Date of Birth:

May 28, 1940

Place of Birth:

Dalkey, a small village outside Dublin, Ireland


Holy Child Convent in Killiney; B.A. in history, University College, Dublin, 1960

What People are Saying About This

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"As good as she gets, which is very good indeed." -Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

"A comfortable novel that's easy to sink into and lose yourself in." -Boston Globe

"A very cozy yarn...Relax and enjoy." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"What is it about this writer that rivets her readers? ... You can't wait to see what happens next."
-Seattle Times

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