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The Resource A Week in Winter

A Week in Winter

Label
A Week in Winter
Title
A Week in Winter
Statement of responsibility
Maeve Binchy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 House's 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 father's business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone's 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 Maeve's trademark warmth and humor. Once again, she embraces us with her grand storytelling. This ebook edition includes photos from the landscape of A WEEK IN WINTER and a Reading Group Guide
Summary
Follows the efforts of a woman who turns a coastal Ireland mansion into a holiday resort and receives an assortment of first guests who throughout the course of a week share laughter and the heartache of respective challenges
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10166349
Cataloging source
BT
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Binchy, Maeve
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A Week in Winter
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b45034c8-2e36-43fc-b723-6cf4004a7192
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385350082
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Week in Winter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b45034c8-2e36-43fc-b723-6cf4004a7192
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780385350082
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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