~ John Banville, Writers pay tribute to the late Maeve Binchy
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Do you miss out on something essential about the human condition if you eschew childbearing? Or is the pram in the hall, the enemy of promise?
Binchy, whose first novel was about a 20-year friendship between two women, didn’t need the experience of motherhood to write about love and friendship in a way that charmed millions. But she might have dug deeper, charming less but enlightening more, had she done so.
~ If Maeve Binchy had been a mother ...
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