29/01/2000

Dublin 4 (by Maeve Binchy)

Four mini-novels by the Irish novelist Maeve Binchy, all set in Dublin.

The novellas are about:

- A dinner party which is planned to break up an affair
- A girl in a flat who is worried about her neighbours
- A pregnant teenager who deals with her worries
- A story about a not-quite-reformed alcoholic

All the characters were well-drawn, and I thought the stories well-written with interesting conversations and fast-paced plots.

 However I didn't feel that any of them had very satisfactory conclusions. So on the whole, they were a bit disappointing.

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