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The Copper Beech 

The Copper Beech (1992)
A novel by Maeve Binchy

 
Carved on the trunk of the mighty copper beech that embraces the school yard in Shancarrig are declarations of love, hope, and identity - the youthful dreams of the children who played there. Now grown, yet shaped by their years in the schoolhouse, they lead different lives. The Copper Beech is about eight of these dreamers. From Ryan's Hotel to Barna Woods, where the gypsies came each year, from Nellie Dunne's sweet shop to Father Gunn's church, the tenor of life in this small Irish village is outwardly placid and uneventful. Some, like Nessa Ryan, in search of passion, would say deadly dull. But behind the calm exterior, serenity fades into unexpected drama: Maddy Ross has a secret love; Eddie Barton, a surprising friendship; and the Darcys, the glamorous newcomers, find a curious partner in poor Maura Brennan. In Shancarrig, where the river runs around the great rock for which the town is named, human life flows in all its variety. Lives intertwine just as names crisscross on the trunk of the copper beech. At the cottages where the Dunnes live in poverty; the grand house of Leo Murphy; the Kellys', near the school; Dr. Jims's, on The Terrace - nothing is as it seems. With humor, warmth, and a ruthless eye for the ironies of self-delusion, Maeve Binchy uncovers the secrets hidden in each person's heart, showing us that extraordinary stories can be found anywhere, if only one knows where to look.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2003 : Hardback
Title: The Copper Beech (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0754019144 / 9780754019145 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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October 1993 : Library Binding
Title: Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0613292146 / 9780613292146 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 1993 : Hardback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0708987214 / 9780708987216 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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December 1992 : Hardback
Title: The Copper Beech (Bantam/Doubleday/Delacorte Press Large Print Collection)
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0385308531 / 9780385308533 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 1992 : Hardback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0385307756 / 9780385307758 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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September 1992 : Hardback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 1857970004 / 9781857970005 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech (Orion 20th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 1409138402 / 9781409138402 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2007 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0752864548 / 9780752864549 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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June 2005 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0752876813 / 9781857979992 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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December 2009 : Paperback
Title: Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 8888820841 / 9788888820842
Publisher: Imprint unknown
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2007 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0440244218 / 9780440244219 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
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May 2007 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 038534175X / 9780385341752 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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December 2006 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 075288252X / 9780752882529 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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August 2006 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0752882384 / 9780752882383 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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January 2004 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0754092763 / 9780754092766 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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January 1999 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0752836838 / 9780752836836 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion mass market paperback
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January 1994 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series)
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 081615810X / 9780816158102 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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December 1993 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Copper Beech, the
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0440295254 / 9780440295259 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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October 1993 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0440213290 / 9780440213291 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
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July 1993 : Paperback
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 1857979990 / 9781857979992 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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March 1993 : Paperback
Title: The copper beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 1857971000 / 9781857971002 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : Audio CD
Title: The Copper Beech (BBC Audiobooks)
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 1445875659 / 9781445875651
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2008 : Audio CD
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 140910138X / 9781409101383 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

June 2002 : Audio Cassette
Title: Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0754075389 / 9780754075387 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

March 2002 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0752851861 / 9780752851860 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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March 2002 : Audio CD
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 075285187X / 9780752851877 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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February 2001 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0553527738 / 9780553527735 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 1993 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Copper Beech: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0745142222 / 9780745142227 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

1993 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Copper Beech [Unabridged]
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 1556908652 / 9781556908651 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon   

November 1992 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0553470930 / 9780553470932 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

November 1992 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0553745018 / 9780553745016 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2009 : Kindle edition
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: B0037472IO
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2007 : Kindle edition
Title: The Copper Beech
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN: B000W9676A
Publisher: Dell
Availability: Amazon   

 


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