Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

BBC News has reported that popular Irish novelist Maeve Binchy has passed away at the age of 72 following a brief illness.

Maeve penned a number of bestsellers, including Circle of Friends, Evening Class, Heart and Soul, Tara Road and Minding Frankie.

Anne Rice sent out a tweet regarding her passing, which read “Maeve Binchy has died. We’ve lost another beloved writer. So sorry to hear it.”


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