Three wonderful novels in a great value single volume: 'Evening Glass', 'The Copper Beech', 'Tara Road'.
The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others all over Dublin. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike. By the time the pupils set off on a grand trip to Italy, a surprising number of them have found more than the Italian language in the evening class.
'The Copper Beech'
Shancarrig School stands in the shade of a glorious old copper beech whose colours tell the passing of the seasons and the years: a tree that has watched over many young lives . . . a delightful story of the lives, loves and dreams of the people who pass below its branches.
Ria and Marilyn have never met - they live thousands of miles apart, one in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in New England. They are two unlikely friends but when each needs a place to escape to, a house exchange seems to be the ideal solution . . .