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London Transports Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 1995


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A Week in Summer is Maeve Binchy’s inspiring tale about a midwestern couple who--while on a trip in Ireland--rediscovers their love for each other and for life itself.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (June 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440212359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440212355
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Binchy makes you laugh, cry and care. Her warmth and sympathy render the daily struggles of ordinary people heroic and turn storytelling into art.—San Francisco Chronicle

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Whether it's the sudden snapping of bonds between lovers or shopping on Oxford Street, Maeve Binchy finds the unexpected truth in experiences so real that every woman will recognize them. Filled with her delicious humor and warmth, the twenty-two stories in London Transports will delight and captivate as they take us to a place that is far away--and yet so familiar...

...Where having an affair with a married man brings one woman to a turning point
...Where another finds that looking for an apartment to share can be a risky business
...Where nosing into a secretary's life can have a shocking result
...Where a dress designer just had a god-awful day
...And where Maeve Binchy captures the beat of every woman's heart


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Maeve Binchy is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Nights of Rain and Stars, Quentins, Scarlet Feather, Circle of Friends, and Tara Road, which was an Oprah's Book Club selection. She has written for Gourmet; O, The Oprah Magazine; Modern Maturity; and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She and her husband, Gordon Snell, live in Dalkey, Ireland, and London.

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Some of the stories towards the end of the book are better.
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The short story format lends itself to short reads or long periods.
Suee20@webtv.net
That said, I really didn't enjoy these particular short stories.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ricardo Correia Lima Huber on August 10, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Another wonderful collection of short stories written by the masterful Irish author - you will be very captivated by them. Another helpful reviewer has warned readers that "London Transports" is the American title given to "Victoria Line, Central Line", so if you read one, you read them both. I got the British title, and by comparing the table of contents of "London" with the ones in "Victoria", found out that there are actually 2 stations missing in the American title: Tottenham Hale and Vauxhall. It's worth purchasing "Victoria" then, since each line written by the talented hands of Mrs. Binchy cannot be missed by avid readers - we cannot afford such loss.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A.B. VINE VOICE on June 8, 2003
Format: Audio Cassette
I had never read anything by Maeve Binchy before this. After I had Lasik surgery on my eyes, I couldn't read for the first week, so I checked out this book-on-tape from the library thinking that if I didn't like her writing, I could just turn off the tape and return it to the library. However, this collection of stories was brilliant. Also, Kate Binchy is a wonderful reader. She pauses at all the right moments to allow you to ponder what you've just heard.
LONDON TRANSPORTS is a collection of 22 stories that you'll want to ravenously devour. The stories seem to be just a page in someone's life. However, they leave a lasting impression on your mind. The twist in the stories are not the conventional type; the twist is the way that the character thinks and handles the situations that are thrown at them.
Some of the more memorable stories includes a 28-year-old virgin who goes to a sex shop to find a manual for people who've never had sex. Because she's embarrassed, she says that she's a nun looking for information for her 28-year-old virgin neice. Another story has a young woman looking for an apartment and finding an amazing apartment belonging to Marigold, a wheelchair-ridden gold-digger. But the apartment is so amazing that the young woman doesn't care that Marigold may take everything that has ever belonged to her.
Maeve Binchy has a gift for painfully realistic character creation. I imagine her sitting on park benches and making up stories about the people who walk by her. One thing that struck me as odd is that almost every story assumes that everyone in London is having an extra-marital affair. Maybe I'm naive to think and hope that this isn't based in reality.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Dianna Setterfield on February 5, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Maeve Binchy is, by far, my favorite author and I find it difficult to criticize anything she writes. London Transports was definitely a readable collection of short stories, although it wasn't her best. She repeats herself in one story...it shows up later in The Return Journey. On the plus side, however, some of the stories deal with topics not presented in her other books. They shine with Binchy's wit and style that I always enjoy in all her books, and I never thought once about stopping. If you are a die-hard Binchy fan who has made it your goal to read all her works (like me), go ahead and read this book. It's worth it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Karen Potts on March 29, 2002
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Maeve Binchy is a master at creating interesting characters and sketching out plots. In this book, she does it 22 times and manages to make each story contain a universal truth or moral. The main characters either remain blissfully unaware of the truth they are illustrating or have an "ah hah!" moment by the end of the story. The frustrating part of the short story genre is that readers would often like to hear more about the characters and see the plots more fully developed. Her novels, which knit together disparate characters into a pleasing whole, are more appealing to this reader, but if you enjoy Binchy, this is still worth a read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By CoffeeGurl HALL OF FAME on February 26, 2003
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Maeve Binchy delivers an impressive collection of short stories with London Transports. Each story is based on a particular area in London -- Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park, King's Cross, etc. -- and the stories, from a compulsive shoplifter to a woman's affair with a married man, are poignant, lucid and memorable. Having read Quentins, I was compelled to read another Binchy book. I'm glad I did...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Scott on March 19, 2003
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I am an avid reader of Binchy, and having read most of her latest work, I wanted to check out the earlier stuff. It was well worth it! Anyone looking to read everything they can by Binchy will delighted by these tales of London, each named for a different stop on the train line. Each tale takes a glimpse of everyday life from an affair to a new apartment. A must read for Binchy lovers!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Suee20@webtv.net on January 9, 2000
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I found this to be a great read. Binchy knows how to tell a good story with a light touch. The short story format lends itself to short reads or long periods.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 16, 2012
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Since November 2011 I have read all of Maeve Binchy's books and London Transports was the last. I was very disappointed. Not anywhere up to Maeve's usual standard. Some of the stories barely get started and then they end. In fact, I was contemplating not bothering to finish the book but I pressed on in hopes that it would improve. Some of the stories towards the end of the book are better. Having said all of this, I still would heartily recommend any other of Maeve's books. They are all quite captivating. Just don't read London Transports first or you may not want to continue to read her other books and that would be a shame!
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