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Irish author and columnist Maeve Binchy died last night after a short illness. She was best known for her humorous Irish characters. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle was published in 1982. One of her best known novels, Circle of Friends (1990) was adapted for the screen and released in 1995, starring Chris O’Donnell and Minnie Driver.

Maeve Binchy sold more than 40 million books and received a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Book Awards.

Here, you can watch Maeve Binchy talking about writing for the changing world.

 

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