14/01/2000

Light a Penny Candle (by Maeve Binchy)

This is quite a long saga novel by Maeve Binchy.

'Light a penny candle' is the story of two ten-year-old girls, Aisling and Elizabeth, who are thrown together by the war and develop a lifelong friendship. Believable people are portrayed in realistic settings in both England and Ireland.

This is a well-written and fast-moving book, although I found the ending to be rather depressing with too many broken marriages and deaths for my tastes.

Still, I thought it worth reading. 

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