Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and came to fame first as London Correspondent for the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light A Penny Candle made her famous in the UK and USA. She lives in County Dublin with her husband, Gordon Snell. Kate Binchy has worked extensively in all media including West End to fringe theatre. Numerous television appearances include Ruth Rendell, Father Ted, Peak Practice, Casualty, Poirot and Fair City. She has appeared in over 500 radio plays, and films such as Mrs. Dalloway and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne. She is Maeves cousin.