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The Break

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**The Break is the brand new novel from Marian Keyes, out on September 7th 2017 - preorder it now**

'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? And will Amy be the same woman?

Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she?

The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday

'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 Express
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 40mm | 738g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718179730
  • 9780718179731
  • 2,141

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The Break makes me laugh out loud Tess Daly Sunday Express
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Not only is it a great story with funny, loveable characters, it made me laugh out loud * Stylist * A total triumph * Daily Mail * Funny but poignant * Marie Claire * Gloriously funny * The Sunday Times * Praise for Marian Keyes -- - Cause for jubilation . . . This proves her to be the reigning queen of British chick lit . . . insightful, funny and poignant * Daily Mail * Cause for celebration . . . An engrossing novel full of wit and warmth. The humour never once detracts from the emotional depth. * Red * 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 * 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 * September's best pulse-quickening pager-turner. Marian Keyes at her most classic and brilliant best * Red * Hilariously warm and wonderful * Image * 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 * I absolutely LOVED The Break - such energy, wit and good humour * Fanny Blake, author and books editor, Woman & Home * 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 * Hilarious and moving, a zeitgeisty look at how couples splinter or stay together in the face of life's obstacles * Irish Times * A gripping story with great heart, intensity and wisdom * Sunday Business Post * Underline Keyes' status as an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read * Stylist * 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 * 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 * Marian Keyes's latest novel will have you enraged one moment. Half laughing. Half crying the next. While nodding in recognition * Psychologies * Hilariously wise * Prima * A pleasure. Keyes writes women who are absolutely themselves, even when society tries to insist they be something else * Irish Times * Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women's fiction * Sunday Mirror * Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny * The Times * A snappy narrator and a raucous cast of characters make The Break another classic from Marian Keyes * Sunday Express * Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it! * Heat * Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried -- Sarah Lawrence * Daily Mail * Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself * Metro * Breathlessly entertaining * Connaught Telegraph * The Break races along with Keyes' trademark energy, lightness of touch and plenty of laughs * Sunday Express * The Break is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest, glorious best -- Nina Stibbe 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 makes me laugh out loud -- Tess Daly * Sunday Express * Involving and beautifully told . . . There's a reason why Marian Keyes is the queen of commercial women's fiction * i Newspaper *
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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, The Woman Who Stole My Life and The Break. 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.
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12,365 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (4,577)
3 22% (2,663)
2 5% (643)
1 2% (296)
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