Beautiful Lily Beaumont and her husband Jack are owners of a genuine Victorian tavern, situated on one of Belfast's few remaining narrow cobbled streets.
It's a favourite among the locals who love the quiet atmosphere, good beer and simple food. Then one day, Dublin-based developer Vincent Halloran arrives with big plans for Maple Street.
The other traders are keen to sell up and retire, but Jack and Lily aren't ready to call `time, please' on their beloved tavern. Instead Lily hires four pretty barmaids to bring in the customers.
Enter pint-sized, man-eater Bridget, lazy art-student Daisy, neurotic Trudy and painfully shy Marie. And if the stakes for Lily and Jack weren't already high enough, there's a secret about the Maple Street tavern that has yet to be discovered.
A secret that will redefine the meaning of love, friendship, and family in the most surprising ways ...
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/10/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141018744
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