I was so sad to hear of the death, this week, of Maeve Binchy. she was a great storyteller whose books brought enormous pleasure to millions of readers, particularly women. I think Circle of Friends was my favourite but I enjoyed many and always admired her ability to create realistic interesting characters and strong storylines. I also loved the distinctly Irish voice in her books which took me back to time spent in Ireland in the seventies. She is a great loss.