This Charming Man
Lola has just found out that her boyfriend - charismatic politician Paddy de Courcy - is getting married. To someone else. Heartbroken, Lola flees the city for a cottage by the sea. But will Lola's retreat prove as idyllic as she hopes? Journalist Grace wants the inside story on Paddy de Courcy's engagement and thinks Lola holds the key to it. Grace knew Paddy a long time ago. But why can't she forget him? Grace's sister, Marnie, might have the answer but she also has issues with the past. Her loving loving husband and beautiful daughters are wonderful, but they can't take away memories of her first love: a certain Paddy de Courcy. What will it take for Marnie to be able to move on? Alicia Thornton is Paddy's wife-to-be. Determined to be the perfect wife, Alicia would do anything for her fiance. But does she know the real Paddy? Four very different women. One awfully charming man. And the dark secret that binds them all...
- Paperback | 912 pages
- 130 x 190 x 40mm | 621.42g
- 05 Mar 2009
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Four very different women, one awfully charming man and a dark secret that binds them all . . . Marian Keyes' This Charming Man follows women who have been caught in a web of modern love. 'Everybody remembers where they were the day they heard that Paddy de Courcy was getting married' * from the publishers' description * The laughs come fast and furious . . . a gripping, compelling tale * Sunday Independent * The queen of page-turners . . . brimming with her trademark down-to-earth wit * Cosmopolitan * Gripping from the start . . . the master at her best * Daily Telegraph *
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.
Our customer reviews
I enjoyed reading this book of Marian Keyes. You've probably heard about the term "six degrees of separation" it's a theory on how we people tend to be connected somehow with one person, which in this case the characters to the story of this book. Story of four different women in a twist of faith had shared one man the very dashing big shot politician Mr. Paddy Decourcy. The book was written in a way each women have their own chapters. I like Lola's chapters it's written like a diary blog. She a stylist nursing a heartache after ex bf paddy suddenly found out that he's to marry another woman whom she didn't even know existed. Exiled to Co. Clare by her friends, ended up making friends with the locals (Boss and company are hilarious! If you could see local small town pubs out here you'll find the description really funny). Grace is a feisty journalist who also knew Paddy when he and her twin sister Marnie used to date him before he became a politician. Grace' chapters were written as normally how a book would be. A feisty, strong character among the rest made me think how she got involve with the said man. Her sister's chapters (Marnie) were written in third person. As her story unfolds, I became drawn to her personality and the life that she's living. Working as a nurse I've seen my share of alcoholics who promises to stop drinking when sick then by a few months back again with the same problem. I salute Ms. Keyes for writing about sensitive topics and pulling it off. Alicia's chapters were short and few thus I didn't felt much of her presence. It was her chapter who ended the book and I couldn't help but think what will happen to her by the time Mr. Decourcy has too much time on his hands and nothing to keep his mind busy, it made me cringed! Aside from alcoholism it also covers journalistic integrity, political corruption, domestic abuse, rape, abusive relationship and sexual preference. I've always have a soft spot for Ms. Keyes and there's no book of her that I'll not buy and read. It will always be a worth while laugh and a brilliant read. Although a long one, once you get the hang of it you'll be so absorb in it you'll finish it in no time.show moreby R.D-Diaz