Maeve Binchy's heart-warming tales of love, life and loss made her one of Ireland's most celebrated writers. Seared with a truth and honesty that leapt from the page, her books captured the imagination and loyalty of millions of readers, for whom there was no greater storyteller. In his bestselling biography, Piers Dudgeon gives a privileged insight into a life at once so familiar and yet so extraordinary, played against the backdrop of her favourite character: Ireland. Here, Maeve, who always had so much love to give, experienced the agonies of growing up the girl that nobody wanted to dance with, and the student who could never live up to her parents' hopes. Here, finally, she came to question the dogma that surrounded her, and found her own path, liberated from the narrow rules of convention. Maeve Binchy: The Biography reveals her triumphant struggle, and presents a powerful tribute to a phenomenal storytelling talent.