Again, Rachel

Again, Rachel : British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022

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CURL UP WITH A GREAT LOVE STORY THIS CHRISTMAS . . . THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Again, Rachel is fabulous. Beautifully written, pure 5-star Keyes - clever, lively, funny, compelling' NINA STIBBE
'Funny, heartbreaking, achingly real - Keyes has dones it again. Gorgeous. I absolutely loved it' JANE FALLON
'Beautifully written, funny, heart-breaking and always wise. A proper treat' DAILY MAIL
'An entertaining, growingly poignant contemporary tale' SUNDAY TIMES
'No other author marries heartbreak and hilarity so seamlessly' MAIL ON SUNDAY

***CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2022***
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION
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Back in the long ago nineties, Rachel Walsh was a mess.

But a spell in rehab transformed everything. Life became very good, very quickly. These days, Rachel has love, family, a great job as an addiction counsellor, she even gardens. Her only bad habit is a fondness for expensive trainers.

But with the sudden reappearance of a man she'd once loved, her life wobbles.

She'd thought she was settled. Fixed forever. Is she about to discover that no matter what our age, everything can change?

Is it time to think again, Rachel?
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'It will break your heart and nourish your soul . . . Her finest novel yet' NIGELLA LAWSON

'A sequel worth the wait . . This garrulous, fast-paced read offers the joy of a reunion with not just Rachel, but the rambunctious Walsh clan. An entertaining, growingly poignant contemporary tale' SUNDAY TIMES

'Funny, heart-breaking and so wise' DAILY MAIL

'Utterly brilliant, wise and funny. So fabulous. I adore it' CATHY KELLY

'Wow! It's excellent and it's everything. Funny, gorgeous, exquisite' DAISY BUCHANAN

'A smashing sequel. Keyes delivers punchy home truths with wit and charm' TELEGRAPH

'Like slipping into a warm, bubbly bath' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

FAMOUS FANS AND WHY THEY LOVE RACHEL'S HOLIDAY

'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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 40mm | 667g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241441129
  • 9780241441121
  • 85,840

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Again, Rachel has all of Keyes's trademark wit, humour and whip-smart dialogue, but it's also a novel teeming with compassion and redemption * Observer * Delightfully funny * Daily Telegraph * Perceptive, hilarious and moving, it's a captivating roller coaster of a read and it's a joy to be reunited with Rachel and the rest of the Walsh clan. * Daily Record * Again, Rachel is fabulous. Beautifully written, pure 5-star Keyes - clever, lively, funny, compelling -- Nina Stibbe Funny, heartbreaking, achingly real - Keyes has done it again. Gorgeous. I absolutely loved it -- Jane Fallon It will break your heart and nourish your soul . . . No one can evoke deep feeling with such a light touch as Marian Keyes. She brings her characters to life with Dickensian brio. I think it might be her finest novel yet -- Nigella Lawson It's excellent and it's everything. Funny, gorgeous, but a painful, powerful story about addiction, emotions and humanity. Exquisite -- Daisy Buchanan A sequel worth the wait . . This garrulous, fast-paced read offers the joy of a reunion with not just Rachel, but the rambunctious Walsh clan. An entertaining, growingly poignant contemporary tale * Sunday Times * No other author marries heartbreak and hilarity so seamlessly * Mail on Sunday * This new novel is like slipping into a warm, bubbly bath * Good Housekeeping * Funny, heart-breaking and so wise * Daily Mail * It's beautifully written, funny, heart-breaking and always wise. I was so happy to be reunited with this iconic protagonist and her fabulous family - a proper treat * Daily Mail * Utterly brilliant, wise and funny. So fabulous. I adore it -- Cathy Kelly Her particular gift is the ability to settle the reader into a comfortable seat, then carry them to the darkest places; to make serious things funny - and moving. She handles with intelligence and humour the issues that the question of long-term addiction recovery throws up * The Times * A smashing sequel. Keyes delivers punchy home truths with wit and charm as we revisit her best-loved heroine. There is a real genius to the way Keyes brings deep, awful truths to the surface. Keyes has mastered the art of writing books that read like treats, but turn out to be good for you * Telegraph * Brilliant * Stylist * You'll devour this unputdownable tale * OK! * Beautifully moving and funny -- Sinead Moriarty Wise and witty, this is destined to be as successful as its forerunner * Woman's Weekly * A welcome return for Keyes' messy heroine. In Rachel, Keyes has created a character that takes her readers through the rough and the smooth - and we are more than happy to go along for the ride * Metro * Brilliant. Truly wonderful. Like sinking into a deep, luxurious, bubble bath. Sharply observed, this big-hearted book has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and is a treat of a novel * My Weekly * Keyes has always been an excellent storyteller but here she is at the peak of her powers, her writing even more honest and vulnerable than usual. A profound and smart book that will be enjoyed by die-hard fans and new readers alike. And Luke Costello is sexier than ever. * iNews * Brilliant -- Lucy Mangan Assured, wise and witty with superb observational detail, reading Marian Keyes is like being cradled in safe arms. This book is destined to be as successful as its forerunner * Woman & Home * Bereavement, grief, addiction, family, fun, humour, love, romance. It's all there -- Sheila O' Flanagan Warm, witty and wise - a joy to read * Sun * There's a wisdom to Marian Keyes' iconic Rachel * Sainsbury's Magazine * Keyes is an exceptional storyteller and her ability to blend comedy, high drama and emotional depth is second to none. Empathetic, insightful, romantic and witty, Again, Rachel is again a delight from start to finish. * Daily Express * Again, Rachel is a tour de force. A fearless novel about loving and losing and hoping. It's perfection -- Gillian McAllister A brilliant reminder of just how comforting it can be to return to characters that once captured our hearts. * Stylist * Set to be one of the biggest books of the year * i * Joyful, wise, empathetic, funny, sexy, and so thoughtful on addiction, too -- Sarah Vaughan Darkly comic . . . Just as tender, heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny as her first outing * Best * Again, Rachel is like a six hundred page hug and is Marian Keyes at her hilarious yet heartbreaking best -- Sarra Manning * Red Magazine * Rachel somehow helps us all to find our better, truer selves. I've still got 100 pages to go, but part of me wishes it was 1,000 * Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The Week * Keyes is a giant of Irish writing who has not so much defined a genre, as she has created it -- Natasha Poliszczuk Switch the phone to silent, banish all distractions: it's time for a book binge * Saga Magazine * Fabulous. I loved becoming reacquainted with the Walsh family * My Weekly Special Series * There aren't many books that come along . . . where on one page you can be laughing hysterically, and then you turn the page and you're nearly in tears for the opposite reason. This is that book. Beautifully told. Loads of warmth, loads of humour. -- Phil Williams * Times Radio * She is a genius stylist. Her characters are so vivid, her situations feel so real and authentic. This is my favourite book of hers. -- Hannah Beckerman * Times Radio * Amazing -- Beth O'Leary Enticing * Stylist * There's light and dark in all Keyes' novels, equal measures of hilarity and heartbreak * Scotsman * Hard to put down * Sunday Express * Lovable, funny. Doesn't disappoint * Sunday Life * Keyes at the peak of her powers * Scotsman * Praise for Marian Keyes -- : Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort out our lives at all -- Jojo Moyes A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff -- Elizabeth Day * Mail on Sunday * Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing! -- Graham Norton Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too * Guardian * There should be a word to describe the sadness and satisfaction you feel when you read the last page of a Marian Keyes novel: the ending is perfect but you still want more, more, more -- Liane Moriarty Charming, funny and poignant. But also profound, heartbreaking -- Nina Stibbe Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you'll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy * Stylist * Funny, thought-provoking and will get you right in the feels * Red * Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching -- Nigella Lawson Marian Keyes's gift for storytelling is utterly magnificent -- Liz Nugent
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About Marian Keyes

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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