Mum reads Maeve Binchy. I borrowed ‘Evening Class’ from her. The book concerns the people involved in an Italian language class in Dublin.
It’s an enjoyable read, and Maeve’s style seems to me very suitable for people wanting to learn or improve their English. It is simple, flows, and tells the story in a straightforward manner (but you do need to remember who’s who!).
She learned Italian from a little book and it became tattered as she went over and over the phrases, asking herself questions and answering them, her soft Irish voice eventually mastering the Italian sounds.