Firefly Summer & Echoes

by Maeve Binchy | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by kingfan30 of -- Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on 10/21/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by kingfan30 from -- Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 21, 2018
I read quite a few of Maeve Binchy books when I was younger and remember enjoying them. So when I noticed someone on Bookcrossing after a copy through the wish list tag forum I though I would pull this out of the back of the cupboard and revisit this author.

The first in this big book was Firefly Summer and is actually the longest of the two. An American returns to his small family home town and to set up a hotel. This delves into the effects this has on the residents of this small town - the good and the bad. It touches on some difficult subjects and although there a lot of characters and quite a few storylines, it was always easy to follow.

Echoes is also set in a small village although a different one to the first book. Again a lot of characters and several storylines. It’s maybe showing it’s age as the prejudice of wealthy families against those with less than them is generally not such a big deal these days, back in the period this was written, I can imagine it was a massive deal. Again some touchy subjects but I did find this book less entertaining than the first and slightly more frustrating with its views.

The thing that strikes me the most reading her book now is the lack of Irishness. We have family in the north and south and there are sayings and words that they use which we don’t, and there is no sign of them in this book at all, and I feel that’s a shame.

Journal Entry 2 by kingfan30 at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 08, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (11/8/2018 UTC) at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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Sent on as part of the wish list tag forum

Journal Entry 3 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, November 10, 2018
Received this large book in the post today from Kingfan30 as part of the Wishlist Tag game. Thanks very much. Will read ASAP.

Journal Entry 4 by wingdaffodil-2wing at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, July 19, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (7/20/2019 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book will be lent to Emscott10 for her mother. (It's too big and heavy for me at the moment due to a recent hand operation but I will read it in due course).

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When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 5 by emscott10 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, July 20, 2019
Received from Daffodil-2 today, met Daffodil-2 with my mum who has started to read Maeve Binchy after being given another one of her books by Daffodil-2, mum will read and then return to Daffodil-2.

Journal Entry 6 by emscott10 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, May 08, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (5/8/2021 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This is the review from my mum:

“As always I enjoy the book I’m get very invested in the characters.”

Travelling to Daffodil-2 on our no contact swap.

Journal Entry 7 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Received back from Emscott10 at my request. I shall look forward to re-reading both these stories as soon as they fit into one of Plum-Crazy's monthly What to Read themes (see under Book Talk in the Forum).

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