Death of Maeve Binchy

July 30, 2012
Dublin, Ireland | Age 72

Popular Irish author dies at 72
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ROBERT BARR, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Bestselling Irish author Maeve Binchy, one of Ireland's most popular writers who sold more than 40 million books worldwide, died in Dublin after a brief illness, Irish media and national leaders said. She was 72 years old.

She was best known for her depictions of human relationships and their crises in such books as "Circle of Friends" and "Tara Road," based mainly in the small towns of Ireland but also in London.

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