Maeve Binchy

3 Books to Swoon Over

Posted on 02/12/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentGreetings, readers! And welcome to my new weekly blog about the thing I love most in this world (after Mr. Bethanne, of course): Books! If you’re as crazy as I am (though that might be difficult) about books and their authors, I hope you’ll enjoy hearing about some off-the-beaten-path reads. In honor of Valentine’s Day, each of these three is about…well, you’ll see! 1) Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them by Betsy Prioleau tries to answer that eternal question: …

Maeve and Me: My Chat With the Marvelous Maeve Binchy

Posted on 08/1/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

LegacySurprisingly few movies were made from the books of Maeve Binchy, whose 18 novels sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Binchy, who died at age 72 on July 30, was the poster child for middle-aged would-be authors: Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, wasn’t published until she was 42 years old. How About You?, a charming 2008 film starring Vanessa Redgrave, was based on a short story by Binchy, and she chatted with me about it by phone …