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Scarlet Feather
Scarlet Feather
Author: Maeve Binchy
They met in cooking school and became fast friends. Now Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather hope to take Dublin by storm with their newly formed catering company, aptly dubbed "Scarlet Feather." Not everyone, however, shares their optomism. Cathy' mother-in-law disapproves of both Cathy and her new "hobby," while Cathy's husband, Neil, pays no mind to...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451203779
ISBN-10: 0451203771
Publication Date: 3/2002
Pages: 549
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 261 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Scarlet Feather is Maeve Binchey at her best. Following the lives of several residents in modern day Dublin and their various involvement with the Scarlet Feather catering business. Friends from school days, Tom and Cathy have invested their all in the catering business~~but friends, family, lovers, and the odd abandoned child or two, have a way of getting involved. This is Maeve Binchey at her best, weaving the everyday lives of various people of all classes and interest, into a seamless story. The language and the dialog ring true and carry the story along. The characters are allowed to be themselves,their good and bad characteristics and all their human frailties included. The story is character driven, and moves along at a good clip. Even though it is over 500 pages, it is a fast read, one you don't want to put down.
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Helpful Score: 3
I could not put this book down. I loved Simon and Maud the best.
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Helpful Score: 2
Maeve is always good...
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my favorite Binchy novels. The characters are lovable and believable.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my favorite authors, and one of her best books. Charming, heart-wrenching, and beautifully written. I love Irish fiction and Binchy is the BEST!
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As always in a book by Maeve Binchy, she colors it richly with descriptive people and places. I fade into the wallpaper and become a fly watching all the goings on and I care about her characters. This is a rich and wonderful book.
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Very enjoyable! A good story and interesting characters, I couldn't put it down.
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The characters were wonderful, and the pace was great!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book...the ongoing saga of three families kept the reader turning pages. I immediately ordered another book written by the author because of her ability to hook you into her world.
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I really enjoyed this read. It started out a little slow for me but when I got past that it was great.
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This book does not have the intensity of "Tara Road" , but is just as interesting and spell binding. I loved it from the first page to the last. It is very descriptive and is a feel good book. It has a lovely love story in it.
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One of a kind. Read them all I have them!
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I loved this book and hated when it ended. Loved the characters and subplots. Great Read. Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. Neither Cathy's marriage, nor Tom's relationship with his girlfriend, are everything they appear to be.
Heart-warming tales about ordinary characters who, somehow, manage to get things right in the end.-Toronto Star