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Successful Irish Author Maeve Binchy Dies at 72, Telegraph Says

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Maeve Binchy Dies Aged 72
Best selling Irish author Maeve Binchy is seen in this file photo during a book signing in Chicago on March 16, 2001. Binchy, who was 72, and sold more than 40 million books, has died in hospital following a short illness. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Newsmakers

July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Best-selling Irish novelist Maeve Binchy died at age 72 after a short illness, the Daily Telegraph reported, without saying how it got the information.

Binchy, who sold more than 40 million books, published her last novel and received a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Book Awards in 2010, the newspaper said.

Her books, which often had a humorous take on small-town life in Ireland, included “Circle of Friends” and “Tara Road” which were both adapted as feature films, the newspaper said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sofia Horta e Costa in London at shortaecosta@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Douglas Lytle at dlytle@bloomberg.net

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