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Light a Penny Candle

3 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Maeve Binchy

The chaos of World War II London sends preteen Elizabeth White to the safety of Ireland and into the lives of the much larger and emotional O'Connor family. The enduring friendship she finds with her counterpart, Aisling, forms the framework of this … see full wiki

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Author: Maeve Binchy
Publisher: Signet
2 reviews about Light a Penny Candle
review by . June 28, 2010
Have you ever had a friendship that was so deep and long lasting that you forgot how it began and you could see no end to it?  Maeve Binchy's Light a Penny Candle leads us through just such friendship through the lives of Elizabeth and Aisling.  Once again, Maeve Binchy is able to tell two stories simultaneously while crisscrossing back and forth weaving the elaborate picture of life.    Elizabeth is a ten year old Londoner being sent to live with her mother's childhood …
review by . January 15, 2001
This is the first book that I read by Maeve Binchy (thus turning me into a devoted fan) and I consider this one of her finest works.The tale of the friendship of two girls who then become two women is inspiring and uplifting, and though the character's lives become a little complex towards the end, the story carries it all very well. The settings of England both during and after the war are well painted and realistic, and all in all the story really pulls you in and makes you care for the characters.This …
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