Quentins Author:Maeve Binchy Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurant? — Ella Brady thinks so. She wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day. And Quentins has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, of betrayal, of revenge; of times when it look... more »ed ready for success and times when it seemed as if it must close in failure. But as Ella uncovers more of what has gone on at Quentins, she begins to wonder whether some secrets should be kept that way...
With Quentins, Maeve Binchy follows her bestselling Scarlet Feather with a new book that delivers the hallmark storytelling that has kept millions of her readers happy for more than twenty years.« less
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This is the thrid in a series that begins with Tara Road and continues with Scarlet Feather. The story is more enjoyable if you read them in order. This and the others in the series continue the tale of Binchy's wonderful, all too realistic characters. Please give her books a try, you'll be glad you did!
Sort of an action movie for chicks - Ella's married lover bolts from the country and leaves all his investors holding the bag. The Guards are after him (as well as the ruined investors). Long intermission while Ella tries to get her head together gathering stories for a documentary on Ireland's changes through the lens of a single restaurant, Quentins. Then the lover comes back and threatens Ella to get at the information he left behind at her apartment when he fled - good suspense! The book opens with a marriage proposal at Quentins and closes with the birth of a baby there. "And everything else in between."