The Copper Beech

The Copper Beech

Book - 1992
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Random House, Inc.
In the Irish town of Schancarrig, the young people carve their initials-and those of their loves—into the copper beech tree in front of the schoolhouse. But not even Father Gunn, the parish priest, who knows most of what goes on behind Shancarrig's closed doors, or Dr. Jims, the village doctor, who knows all the rest, realizes that not everything in the placid village is what it seems.

Unexpected passions and fear are bringing together the lives of so many, such as the sensitive new priest and Miss Ross, the slight, beautiful schoolteacher... Leonora, the privileged daughter of the town's richest family and Foxy Dunne, whose father did time in jail...and Nessa Ryan, whose parents run Ryan's Hotel, and two very different young men. For now the secrets in Shancarrig's shadows are starting to be revealed, from innocent vanities and hidden loves to crimes of the heart...and even to murder.

Baker & Taylor
In the small Irish town of Shancarrig, deep-rooted passions bring together Miss Ross, the beautiful schoolteacher; Leonora, the daughter of the town's richest family; the sensitive new priest; and other characters

Baker
& Taylor

The small Irish town of Shancarrig's deepest secrets begin to unravel as closeted loves and vanities are revealed as unexpected passions, fears, and events intertwine. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 1992
ISBN: 9781857970005
9780385308533
0385308531
9780385307758
0385307756
9780440213291
0440213290
1857970004
Characteristics: 298 p. ; 24 cm

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FavouriteFiction Oct 03, 2009

An enormous copper beech tree growing in a tiny Irish village becomes the centre point for ten interlocking stories about a priest, a school teacher, a pair of lovers, and others.

FavouriteFiction Oct 03, 2009

An enormous copper beech tree growing in a tiny Irish village becomes the centre point for ten interlocking stories about a priest, a school teacher, a pair of lovers, and others.

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SweetieandTee
Oct 31, 2011

I love Maeve Binchy's books such as Circle of Friends, Tara Road, Scarlett Feather but this one is a real dud. Stopped after 20 pages as it was very boring and I didn't want to force myself to read it just because it was Maeve Binchy's book.

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