Light A Penny Candle

Light A Penny Candle

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Penguin Putnam
Beloved author Maeve Binchy's first published novel, an engrossing coming of age tale about the incredible bond of friendship.

To escape the chaos of London during World War II, young Elizabeth White is sent to live a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret. It is there, in the crowded, chaotic O’Connor household, that she meet Aisling—a girl who soon becomes her very best friend, sharing her pet kitten and secretly teaching her the intricacies of Catholicism.

Aisling’s boldness brings Elizabeth out of her proper shell; later, her support carries Elizabeth through the painful end of her parents’ chilly marriage. In return, Elizabeth’s friendship helps Aisling endure her own unsatisfying marriage to a raging alcoholic. Through the years, they come to believe they can overcome any conflict, conquer any hardship—as long as they have each other. Now they’re about to find out if they're right...

“A sumptuous saga.”—Harper’s

“Wonderful…a novel that could be mistaken for life.”—New York Daily News

Baker & Taylor
The chaotic events of World War II force Elizabeth White, a shy, young English girl, to escape to Ireland, where she shares a friendship with Aisling O'Connor, with whom she endures years of change, joy, sorrow, soaring dreams, bitter betrayals, and an unbreakable bond. Reprint.

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The chaotic events of World War II force Elizabeth White, a young English girl, to escape to Ireland, where she shares a friendship with Aisling O'Connor, with whom she endures years of change, joy, sorrow, betrayals, and an unbreakable bond.

Publisher: London : Arrow, 2006, c1982
ISBN: 9780451222640
9780099498575
009949857X
Branch Call Number: FIC BIN
Characteristics: 824 p. ;,20 cm.

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pask
Oct 04, 2011

good old-fashioned girlie story about an irish and an english girl and their lives once they marry etc

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Cabby
Nov 08, 2007

different ending than her normal books

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