Victoria Line, Central Line, Paperback book

Victoria Line, Central Line[Paperback]

by Maeve Binchy

3.50 out of 5 (4 ratings)

Publication Date:
06 July 2006 
Modern & Contemporary 


Millions of people travel on London's tube every day, yet we usually give our fellow passengers only a cursory glance. But each one of these nameless passengers has their own story to tell. At Notting Hill, the mysterious secretary, harbouring her secrets, travels to work; at Highburyand Islington, Adam has a sudden change of heart; and at Holborn, a disastrous reunion is about to take place...With her characteristic mix of compassionate humour and biting realism, this vintage collection of stories is Maeve Binchy at her very best.

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  • I really liked this, unusual as I don't usually enjoy short story collections as much as full length novels. Maeve Binchy has the knack of breathing life into a character from an early stage, so you care about what happens to them. There is always the problem of having to say goodbye to them earlier than you would in a novel, but then the next one proves just as fascinating.If I have a criticism, it's regarding the later stories - slightly longer than the earlier ones, and occasionally a bit obscure. But generally a really good read, particularly if you like Maeve Binchy and you like short stories, but worth a go even if you don't

    4.50 out of 5


  • Typical, well written Maeve Binchy..... I just wish she had developed some of the stories into longer books. But I recommend this book to all Binchy fans.

    3.50 out of 5


  • Lovely, satisfying stories that leave you wanting more. Perfect beach read.

    3.00 out of 5


  • Effective collection of short stories about various people (mostly women) who live in London (or visit it), with vignettes of often sad or surprising lives. Some stories have a good twist at the end, others not total;ly successful like that. Connection with the Underground tenuous and could easily have been dropped. I enjoyed it.

    3.00 out of 5


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