‘A Week in Winter‘is a 464-page book of interlinked short stories about the people staying at an old hotel on the west coast of Ireland. As Maeve Binchy’s last book it is set to be the number one bestseller for Christmas. The publishers feel confident about making that claim, although it won’t actually be out until October 11th. I’m sure that the pre-orders alone are making them pretty confident. A lot of readers will want to say goodbye.