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Scarlet Feather - Maeve Binchy

Orion, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

3rd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] From the cover: “Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They’ve found the perfect premises, they’ve got heaps of talent, and they even have a few contacts — but not everyone seems as pleased by the idea of ‘Scarlet Feather’ as they are.

Tom’s parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the family building business. Cathy’s mother-in-law, Hannah, already disapproving of her son Neil’s choice of wife, thinks that ‘scarlet Feather’ is just a hobby and Cathy should stay at home to look after her husband. Neil himself, a high-flying civil rights lawyer, becomes ever more distant, burying himself in his work. And Tom’s relationship with his beautiful, ambitious girlfriend Marcella becomes fraught as she struggles to realise her dream of becoming a model.

As Cathy and Tom strive to maintain their emotional ties amidst catering triumphs and disasters, they are supported "— and undermined — by an enchanting cast of classic Binchy characters: the comically dreadful but endearing twins, Simon and Maud; Cathy’s homely parents, Muttie and Lizzie; glamorous, rich aunt Geraldine; and accountant James Byrne, who harbours a lonely secret.

Maeve Binchy’s new novel is a magical tale of love, heartbreak and laughter set in the warm Irish atmosphere that has made her famous.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 501 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.