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zandyr83
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Reappearing Characters

I have often found myself reading one of her wonderful books wondering about characters. For exmple, I am sure I have read about Rosemary Ryan in book other than Tara Road. Does anyone else have some ideas about characters that reappear in other books? Who? What book?
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sgregg88
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Re: Reappearing Characters

That's part of the beauty of being a fan of Maeve Binchy's books - you never know when an old character will turn up...

This tends to happen with the books set in the more modern times... Tom and Cathy are in Scarlet Feather and Quentins. Brenda (who runs Quentins) turns up in Quentins, Scarlet Feather and Evening Class. I think she is also in Tara Road. Nora shows up in Quentins and Evening Class. I am sure there are others, but off the top of my head this is what I have come up with.

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Georgia_Girl
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Re: Reappearing Characters

Thanks, Shelby, for your note on reappearing characters! I have read only Tara Road and Scarlet Feather previously, but had one of those "ah ha" moments while reading your post! How interesting- and clever!

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Kayth
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Re: Reappearing Characters

I am wondering if this group and perhaps some others relate back to The Copper Beech. Several of the characters seem familiar but I read the book so long ago, I don't remember!