Scarlet Feather [Maeve Binchy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Two friends struggle to balance their personal and professional lives in. Two friends struggle to balance their personal and professional lives in this charming novel from acclaimed author Maeve Binchy. They met in cooking school. Drama, humour, warmth and wonderful characters – vintage Binchy. Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin.

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A charming tale of Tom Feather and Cathy Scarlet, friends and business partners trying to get their fledgling catering business Scarlet feather off the ground. I was a little nervous at the beginning of this book when more and more characters were added to the story.

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I lovr Maeve Binchy, it was a nice lecture I loved this book from Page 1 to the last. Nov 10, MajerEmma rated it it was amazing Shelves: They are very strange and kind of eccentric, and very, very funny. Binchy excels at writing ensemble pieces that show ordinary people in some extraordinary circumstances. I also didn’t really like the ending. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I really liked this book, but I did have a few issues with it.

Ironically Mseve is in the same boat with her well to do husband Neil who spends so much time working to support his legal causes in his own time and his daytime professional lawyer work that he doesn’t realise they are drifting apart in different directions. And of course, the setting in Ireland also Italy, Greece, London appeals to my wonderlust.

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She liked going to different places, such as a Kibbutz in Israel, and she worked in a camp in the United States. For example without giving away the plot, The Twins burst into the scene as wild, unkempt run about children with no manners or thought of their surroundings or other people. So without spoiling the story line, the Starlet Feather is a catering business.


Can Tom and Cathy finally save the beloved business from going under and also the people who mean so much to them in their personal lives or is it all too late? Maeve married Gordon Snellwriter and editor of children’s books. The main characters are people whom readers can empathise with. Books by Maeve Binchy. This is easy listening at its best – perfect for accompanying dreary chores and Christmas prep!

It’s worth noting that it’s been at least 5 or 6 years since I’ve featehr one of Maeve Binchy’s books and I’m left wondering if I would love the featjer as much as I did back then if I re-read them today A heartwarming story of loss, love, personal struggles and acceptance helped along by a whole cast of loveable characters, Cathy’s parents Muttie and Lizzie, the posh side of Neil’s family, and also the lower “criminal” end of the Mitchell family including the adorable and hilarious twins Simon and Maud.

I love seeing the characters reappear, not as primary, but as secondary in other stories. This has now become a rare gem in my library.

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Can’t help getting involved and hoping that the protagonists survive and thrive in the turmoil. Is this the only book featuring these caterers? Sorry, but I think that would require some sort of emotional bond with the characters. I’m not sure why I liked this book so much. There are times that the book drug a bit, but overall, I enjoyed it. dcarlet

May 09, Kimberly rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are a couple of writers that I read anything they write, and Maeve Binchy is one of those readers. This is Serious Stuff! View all 3 comments. Scarlet Feather is full of rich characters and lovely Irish settings taking the reader from their comfy chair to Dublin.

Cathy, who comes from a large working class family, is married to Neil Maevd, a civil rights attorney from a wealthy family and Tom, also from a working class background, is living with Maev, a manicurist looking to be a model.


Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Scarlet Feather catering company and Tom and Cathy, and Simon and Maud are in ‘Quentin’s’, so I was really excited to read this book and find out how it all began.


Mar 17, Marisa rated it really liked it. I just love this author because she just tells a story about people’s lives and their thoughts and I find myself ingulged in their world the whole time I’m reading the book. Binchy write a travel book, I am definitely getting a copy! When you pick up Scarlet Feather, you notice 2 things.

Jun 01, Belle rated it it was ok Shelves: So this is me, not the best review writer, signing off. Scarlet Feather is a novel by the Irish author Maeve Binchy. This is probably the 3rd or 4th book by Maeve Binchy that I’ve read And the family dynamics have been shown realistically. You find the main caharacter in one book as a minor character in another.

Also involved are Cathy’s par Set over a period of one year, Scarlet Feather is a novel featuring Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather, who open a catering company together.

Each chapter covers a month in the year, but is divided into short vignettes jumping from character to character and scene to scene. Published March 1st by Signet first published The two are close, but not romantically involved – Cathy is married to Neil Mitchell, the son of the wealthy household where her mother Lizzie used to scrub floors, and Tom is in a relationship with beautiful Marcella, who dreams of being a model. Scarlet Feather – March 20, Scarlet Feather is not the first or last of her books that I read, nor is it really her best.

These parts were like a break from all their concerns coming from different directions. Lots of funny moments, but quite a bit of the darker side of life too. Many of her books, such as Echoesare set in the past in Ireland.

One of Maeve’s best.