Maeve Binchy was born on 28 May 1940 in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, the younges child of four. Her parents were very positive and provided her with a happy childhood. Although she described herself as an overweight child, her parents' attitude gave her the confidence to accept herself for who she was.
She tudied at University College Dublin and was a teacher for a while. She also loved traveling, and his was how she found her niche as a journalist. She liked going to different places, such as a Kibbutz in Israel, and she worked in a camp in the United States. While she was away, she sent letters home to her childre. They ere so impressed with these chatty letters from all over he world that they ecided to end them to a newspaper. After these letters were published, Maeve left teaching and became a ournalist.
Maeve married Gordon Snell
, author and editor of children 's books. When they were struggling financially, was published, which made her an overnight success. Many of her books, such as, are set in past in Ireland. Some of her later ovels, such as, take place in more modern times. Her books often deal with people who are young, fall in love, have families, and deal with relationship or family problems. The main haracters are people whom readers can empathise with.
She passed away on 30 July 2012, at the age of 72.
Her cousin Dan Binchy
is also a published riter, as is her fathe Chris Binchy