Near fine condition.Orion,1996.First UK edition-first printing.Red hardback(gilt lettering to the spine with Dj(a couple of creases,nicks and a scratch on the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages as new with a small ink mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges,the corner of the first page is clipped,a couple of creases on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book.407pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Review: Maeve Binchy can always be counted on to spin an involving tale about ordinary people that brings out the extraordinary in everyone. In Evening Class, Binchy zooms in on the working-class of Dublin. Schoolteacher Aidan Dunne organizes an evening class in Italian with the help of Nora O'Donoghue, an Irishwoman returning home after 26 years in Sicily. When the somewhat squashed-by-life denizens of the surrounding neighborhood take the unexpected step of enrolling in the class, they find their lives transformed. Binchy tells her story from the viewpoints of eight different characters and rewards both them and her readers with happy endings after the requisite rocky road.