Scarlet Feather (Paperback)
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Paperback 608 Pages / Published: 02/04/2001
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'I literally could not put the book down' Sunday Express

'This is Binchy at her finest' Woman and Home

'It's little wonder that Maeve Binchy's bewitching stories have become world-beaters' OK Magazine

Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They have plenty of talent, the perfect premises, and even a few contacts. But not everyone is as pleased by the idea of 'Scarlet Feather' as they are.

Tom's parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the family business. Cathy's mother-in-law believes Cathy should be at home. And Tom's relationship with his beautiful, ambitious girlfriend is slowly disintegrating.

As Cathy and Tom strive to maintain their emotional ties amidst catering triumphs and disasters, they find both support and opposition where they least expect it.


'Drama, humour, warmth and great characters - it's what we expect from Maeve Binchy, one of the world's best-loved writers' Woman's Weekly

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780752876856
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 424 g
Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
SCARLET FEATHER has all the distinguishing Binchy characteristics: human interest, pacy plot, judicious humour, warm sentiment ... You can see why, for a legion of female readers, Maeve Binchy is a one-woman opiate of the people * EVENING STANDARD *
This is a wonderfully warm-hearted book with an endearing cast of characters and the Irish atmosphere that is Maeve Binchy's trademark * THE LADY *
Maeve is just like a good fisherwoman: she teases you, reels you in and by the time you try to get away, you are well and truly hooked. I literally could not put the book down by the time I got to the last quarter * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
This is Binchy at her finest * WOMAN AND HOME *
If you're a lover of Maeve Binchy's warm, engrossing novels, you're in for a treat ... [a] tale of love, heartbreak and laugher. You'll be hooked by the characters from the start and the fine storytelling simply sweeps you along * WOMAN'S REALM *
The storytelling is, as always, confident, sharp and funny * SUNDAY TIMES *
SCARLET FEATHER has that classic Maeve Binchy component: the readability factor. And if leisure palls for Maeve, it's blindingly apparent there are more novels inside her. The penny candle's still burning * IRISH INDEPENDENT *
What is Maeve Binchy's magic? Every time she publishes a novel the race is on to the armchair or the poolside seat, telephones fall eerily silent ... Her great gift is to suck her reader into the drama of everyday lives without fuss ... She relies on dialogue and on keeping up a cracking pace -- Elizabeth Buchan * DAILY MAIL *
Yet again she has created a story of unexpected twists and turns in the lives of wholly believable people with whom you can't help feeling involved * THE OLDIE *
Her story-telling talents are never in question ... Scarlet Feather is one of Binchy's best. Reading it is as comforting as curling up by a fire with cocoa, toast and treacle * BOOKS IRELAND *
The words "Irish warmth" are repeatedly used in reference to a Binchy novel and I believe that this keynote of authorial warmth is one of the compelling aspects of her writing ... Binchy is a consummate storyteller who involves the reader in the world she creates ... Binchy is a Dickens: she writes about the dilemmas of human beings with a backdrop which describes the manners and morals of a society ... the Binchy public will not be disappointed at storyline or resolution * IRISH TIMES *
Maeve is a storyteller, she has an ear for dialogue and an eye for character and she's employed these gifts to their full potential ... SCARLET FEATHER has that classic Maeve Binchy component: the readability factor * IRISH INDEPENDENT *
Drama, humour, warmth and great characters - it's what we expect from Maeve Binchy, one of the world's best-loved writers * WOMAN'S WEEKLY *

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“Probably My Favourite Novel Ever!”

Having re-read Tara Road, the next thing I just had to do was move onto another favourite, Scarlet Feather!

Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather both went to catering college and have long dreamed of having their own... More

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