is a novel by Maeve Binchy
A story of many Irish
men and women from various backgrounds and how a teacher, Nora O'Donoghue (known as "Signora"), and an Italian evening class changes their lives over the course of a year. Each chapter deals with the life story of one or more students in the class. In a Dickensian way, they bump into each other and are affected by the decisions of those around them.
It is a story of love and deceit, family drama, wealth and poverty, of friendship and courage.
Nora O'Donoghue and Aidan Dunne also appear in Quentins
, another novel by Maeve Binchy