Much-loved Irish author Maeve Binchy died on 30 July 2012. Her many successful novels include 'Light a Penny Candle', 'Circle of Friends' and 'Tara Road'.

In this 'Arts Show' interview from 1991, Maeve Binchy says that the nicest thing any book review ever said about her was that she was a "quiet feminist", because that's what she would like to be.
She is happier now at 50 than she was at any other stage in her life.

This 'Arts Show' special about Maeve Binchy was broadcast on 2 April 1991 and presented by Mike Murphy.

The accompanying photograph above shows Maeve Binchy at home in her house in Dalkey, Co. Dublin. The photograph was taken by John Cooney for the RTÉ Guide in 1998. 

Maeve Binchy (1995)
Maeve Binchy at her home in Dalkey, Co. Dublin in 1995.