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By Maeve Binchy

Stoneybridge is a small city at the west coast of eire the place all of the households recognize each other. while Chicky Starr makes a decision to take an outdated, decaying mansion set excessive at the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and switch it right into a restful position for a vacation via the ocean, every person thinks she is loopy. Helped via Rigger (a undesirable boy grew to become sturdy who's convenient round the condo) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is ultimately able to welcome the 1st visitors to Stone House's immense hot kitchen, log fires, and understated based bedrooms. John, the yank celebrity, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are pressured into taking a vacation jointly; Nicola and Henry, husband and spouse, were shaken by way of seeing an excessive amount of demise working towards medication; Anders hates his father's enterprise, yet has a true expertise for song; omit Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes every thing and leaves an afternoon early, a lot to everyone's reduction; the partitions are disillusioned to have gained this second-prize vacation in a competition the place first prize used to be Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is scared of her personal psychic visions.

Sharing every week with this not going solid of characters is natural pleasure, jam-packed with Maeve's trademark heat and humor. once more, she embraces us along with her grand storytelling.

This e-book variation comprises pictures from the panorama of A Week in Winter and a studying workforce Guide.

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