“Maeve’s Times” by Maeve Binchy (824.914 Binchy)
Before she became known for her fiction, Maeve Binchy was a teacher who wrote her family long letters about her travels during her school vacations. Her father sent a few of her letters in to the Irish Times; this led to a job on the paper. She wrote features not just on travel but on what she observed in life and the people around her. Her gentle humor and discerning profiles of her fellow countrymen, the English and others around the globe come through to delight the reader in this collection extending from 1964 to 2011.