Maeve Binchy (1940-2012) was an Irish author who wrote about small-town life in Ireland with a humourous slant. Her novels often contained surprise endings. Her success as a novelist caused her to become one of Ireland’s richest women. Binchy passed away in 2012 after a short illness.

Maeve Binchy started as a writer with the short story collections Central Line and Victoria Line. She then followed it up with Light a Penny Candle in 1982. It sold for £52,000, which helped her out when she was behind on her mortgage. Below is a list of Maeve Binchy’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Light a Penny Candle (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lilac Bus (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Echoes (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firefly Summer (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver Wedding (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Circle of Friends (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Copper Beech (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Lake (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shancarrig (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evening Class (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tara Road (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scarlet Feather (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quentins (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nights of Rain and Stars (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whitethorn Woods (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart and Soul (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Minding Frankie (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Week in Winter (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sister Caravaggio (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Builders (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Sullivan (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Week in Summer (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Full House (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dusty's Winter (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The September Letters (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fairytales for Feminists Books

Ride on Rapunzel (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays

Deeply Regretted By (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Half Promised Land (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
End of Term (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Central Line (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victoria Line / London Transports (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dublin Four (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Story Teller (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dublin People (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Year It Will Be Different, and other stories (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross Lines (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return Journey (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maeve's Times (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chestnut Street (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Few of the Girls (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Maeve's Diary (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dear Maeve (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aches & Pains (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Time to Dance (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Irish Girls about Town(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over the Moon(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Republic of Conscience(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: London Transports was also published as Victoria Line, Central Line. Sister Caravaggio was edited by Peter Cunningham and contained contributions by Binchy, Mary O’Donnell, Neil Donnelly, Cormac Millar and Peter Sheridan.

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