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The Break

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'Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny' The TimesAmy's husband Hugh has run away to 'find himself'. But will he ever come back? 'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her.He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in South East Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . . However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge.For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then so is she . . . The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.'Just brilliant' Sunday Times'Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried' Daily Mail'Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it!' Heat'Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself' Metro'Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women's fiction' Sunday Mirror'A glorious life-affirming novel with Keyes on top form' Woman & Home'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Expressshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 47mm | 887g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718179722
  • 9780718179724
  • 608

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Amy's husband Hugh has run away to 'find himself'. But will he ever come back? 'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'If only. * from the publisher's description * The Break is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest, glorious best -- Nina Stibbe The Break races along with Keyes' trademark energy, lightness of touch and plenty of laughs * Sunday Express * Breathlessly entertaining * Connaught Telegraph * Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself * Metro * Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried -- Sarah Lawrence * Daily Mail * Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it! * Heat * Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny * The Times * Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women's fiction * Sunday Mirror * A pleasure. Keyes writes women who are absolutely themselves, even when society tries to insist they be something else * Irish Times * Hilariously wise * Prima * Marian Keyes's latest novel will have you enraged one moment. Half laughing. Half crying the next. While nodding in recognition * Psychologies * Marian Keyes writes about modern relationships and families with brutal yet endearing honesty, wonderful humour and astonishing acumen * Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things * There is no finer writer than Marian Keyes and The Break is her at the top of the game; funny, real, with characters that speak to all of us. Only Keyes can combine pathos and humour with such effortless skill, to produce a novel that stays with you long after you've turned the final page * Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things * Underline Keyes' status as an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read * Stylist * A gripping story with great heart, intensity and wisdom * Sunday Business Post * Hilarious and moving, a zeitgeisty look at how couples splinter or stay together in the face of life's obstacles * Irish Times * I bloody loved it. Many moments of comic genius, empathy and heartbreak. She really is unparalleled when it comes to making serious points with the lightest of touches. * The Pool * I absolutely LOVED The Break - such energy, wit and good humour * Fanny Blake, author and books editor, Woman & Home * One of the most reliably brilliant novelists writing with humour and insight about women's lives, I think Keyes gets better and better * Alice O'Keeffe, The Bookseller * Hilariously warm and wonderful * Image * September's best pulse-quickening pager-turner. Marian Keyes at her most classic and brilliant best * Red * Fabulously entertaining, classic Keyes . . . a delightful reminder of why best selling Keyes has earned her crown as the queen of intelligent woman's fiction * The People * The ultimate choice . . . filled with the author's signature themes, think turbulent relationships, tricky families and the need for self-belief. Keyes' [is] an international treasure * Stylist * Cause for celebration . . . An engrossing novel full of wit and warmth. The humour never once detracts from the emotional depth. * Red * Cause for jubilation . . . This proves her to be the reigning queen of British chick lit . . . insightful, funny and poignant * Daily Mail * Praise for Marian Keyes -- - Gloriously funny * The Sunday Times * Funny but poignant * Marie Claire * A total triumph * Daily Mail * Not only is it a great story with funny, loveable characters, it made me laugh out loud * Stylist *show more

About Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes is the international bestselling author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close and The Woman Who Stole My Life. Her journalism, collected under two titles, Making It Up As I Go Along and Under the Duvet: Deluxe Edition, containing the original publications Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.show more

Rating details

3,623 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 42% (1,511)
4 36% (1,303)
3 17% (612)
2 4% (131)
1 2% (66)
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