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Maeve's final book makes history

MAEVE BINCHY'S last book has become the most pre-ordered ever on Amazon.

A Week In Winter has set a new record in the history of the website.

The much-loved Irish author died in July at the age of 72, just before she finished the final edit of the book.

Now her last book is set to become a huge hit, both on Kindle and in hardback.

Author Patricia Scanlon said today that Maeve -- whose books have been translated into 42 languages -- had rightly become a hit with readers around the globe

"She just touched people worldwide," she said.