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Rachel's Holiday: British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022 (Paperback)

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'Fleet-footed, bracingly honest, funny, sexy, heart-breaking' JOJO MOYES

'A huge international phenomenon' BBC RADIO 4 BOOKCLUB

'Irresistible. Pitch-perfect, bitingly funny' DAISY BUCHANAN

'The voice of a generation' DAILY MIRROR

'Extraordinary' IAN RANKIN

'A true modern classic' NINA STIBBE



Meet Rachel Walsh.

She's been living it up in New York City, spending her nights talking her way into glamorous parties before heading home in the early hours to her adoring boyfriend, Luke.

But her sensible older sister showing up and sending her off to actual rehab wasn't quite part of her plan.

She's only agreed to her incarceration because she's heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, spa treatments and celebrities going cold turkey - plus it's about time she had a holiday.

Saying goodbye to fun and freedom will be hard - and losing the man who might just be the love of her life will be even harder.

But will hitting rock bottom help Rachel learn to love herself, at last?


Find out what's next for Rachel in the deliciously dark and fantastically funny sequel Again, Rachel - AVAILABLE NOW


'Marian's writing is the truth. With big laughs' Dawn French

'A giant of Irish writing' Naoise Dolan

'Will make you laugh and make you cry, but will also reveal the truth of who you really are' Louise O'Neill

'Keyes weaves the joy and pain of life in a unique and magical way' Cathy Rentzenbrink

'One of the most honest writers writing today' Pandora Sykes

'Compassionate, tender, incisive writing' Lucy Foley

'Her talent for tackling serious issues with such humanity and wit is balm for the soul' Nigella Lawson

'Marian Keyes is a brilliant writer. No one is better at making terrifically funny jokes while telling such important, perceptive and agonizing stories of the heart. She is a genius' Sali Hughes

'Irresistible, profound. Keyes's comic gift is always evident' Independent

'Joyful. Keyes' clever way with words and extraordinary wit. People stared at me as I laughed to myself' C.L. Taylor

'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismFiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 02/08/2012 ISBN-13: 9780241958438  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Marian Keyes is a phenomenon. The multimillion copy, internationally bestselling author of some of the most widely loved, genre-defying novels of the past thirty years - including Rachel's Holiday, Anybody Out THere and Grown Ups - has millions of devoted readers around the world. In addition to her fifteen novels, Marian has also written two collections of journalism, upon which the recent hit BBC Radio 4 show Between Ourselves is based. Marian lives in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

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I first read this novel many years ago, and jumped at the chance to read it again. Just as good now as then, if not even more so! Rachel Walsh has been living and working in New York, far from her family and her Dublin roots. Rachel has been having a high old time, blagging her way into all the glamorous parties, landing herself a good-looking boyfriend in Luke and indulging in a few party drugs – but no more than everyone else. So she doesn’t fully understand why she is on a flight to Ireland, with her straight-laced sister and brother-in-law, heading for rehab. She has only agreed to the family’s plan as everyone knows that The Cloisters is where the rich and famous go to and it is oozing luxury at every turn – isn’t it? The thing about re-reading a novel at any time is that, at a different age and time in life, you take different thing from it, and this is certainly my experience with this one. I had a deeper understanding of Rachel’s life this time round, but let’s not forget who wrote this one; Marian Keyes knows how to grab her readers and keep them hooked to the very last! If you haven’t come across this before, I would really urge you to read the entire series, not necessarily all at once. Definitely a series worth reading (or re-reading) and the Walsh family are like no other and dazzingly entertaining to boot. And talking of boots, I did giggle at Rachel’s ‘huge’ feet at size 8 – mine are a 10! I cannot express how much I’m looking to ‘Again, Rachel’ due to be published in February 2022. This one was a true delight to read and easily worth all five sparkling stars!

- 31/12/2021
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