Marian Keyes - Author

About the Author

Marian Keyes' international bestselling novels include 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 and most recently The Mystery of Mercy Close.

She is published in twenty-nine different languages. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, as well as her fabulous cookbook Saved By Cake, are also published by Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

Marian’s stunning new novel about losing the life you had and finding a better one, The Woman Who Stole My Life, is out now in paperback.

 

Author photo © Barry McCall

Featured books by Marian Keyes

The Break

The Break

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

'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 isn't she?

Saved by Cake

Saved by Cake

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2012

Learn to bake with Britain's favourite women's fiction author, Marian Keyes. Saved by Cake gives an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided to bake a cake for a friend and that was it - she realized that baking was what she needed to do in order to get her through each day. And so she baked, and she wrote her recipes down, and little by little the depression has started to lift, along with her sponges... Never patronizing, always honest and witty, accessible and full of fun, the bakes and cakes that Marian serves up in this cookbook will put a smile on your face and make you happy. From her Consistently Reliable Cupcakes and Very Chocolately Macaroons, to the ease of her Fridge-set Honeycomb Cheesecake, you will want to have a go at making all of Marian's recipes. The shoe and handbag biscuits particularly. Very covetable. Very Marian.

Other books by Marian Keyes

The Break

The Break

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

**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

Angels Penguin Picks

Angels Penguin Picks

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Penguin Picks are stories you'll want to read again and again. Beautifully and stylishly designed by a modern artist, they are not only stories you'll keep coming back to but also books whose looks will never go out of fashion . . . From the bestselling author Marian Keyes, the hilariously heartbreaking Angels follows the tale of the fabulous and uplifting Walsh sister, Maggie . . . 'Though he never said anything, I knew Garv blamed me. And that was OK, because I blamed me too.' One day Maggie Walsh walks out on her husband of nine years and runs away to Hollywood. There she joins her best friend Emily, who is busily pitching scripts to studios, mixing with movie stars and generally living the heck out of the dream. Maggie should be enjoying herself but she can't stop thinking about her husband Garv and the life she's run away from. Is her sojourn in the City of Angels a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery, or is she simply hiding from the one thing she cannot face? 'Keyes writes brilliantly, as always, about love, grief, jealousy and friendship' Daily Mail ---------- Popular Penguins perfectly designed

The Break

The Break

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

'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 isn't she?

The Break

The Break

Author: Marian Keyes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/09/2017

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart. And it is Marian Keyes at her hilarious and insightful best.

The Break

The Break

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2017

**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

Watermelon

Watermelon

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2017

Watermelon, Marian Keyes's very first novel, tells the extremely funny and wonderfully touching tale of a woman who thought she had it all - until the day she discovers that it's all gone . . . 'Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup . . .' On the day she gives birth to her first child, Claire Walsh's husband James tells her he's been having an affair and now's the right time to leave her. Right for who exactly? Exhausted, tearful and tiny bit furious, Claire can't think what to do. So she follows the instincts of all self-respecting adults in tricky situations. . . . And runs home to Mum and Dad. But while her parents are sympathetic, Claire's younger sisters are less so. Helen wants to share the new toy (she means baby Kate). While Anna is too busy having out-of-her-head experiences. So when James slips back into her life, desperate to put things right, Claire doesn't know whether to take a chance on a past she'd feared she'd lost for ever or face an uncertain future on her own. But is she as on her own as she really believes? 'A warm and hilarious page turner' Good Housekeeping 'Reading a novel by Marian Keyes is like sitting at the kitchen table with your nicest, most confiding friend.' Daily Mail 'Gloriously funny' The Sunday Times 'Funny but poignant' Marie Claire '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

Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married

Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2017

Lucy Sullivan's been told she is getting married . . . but to who? She doesn't even have a boyfriend yet . . . 'I was still at that stage in my life when I thought that weekdays were for recovering from the weekend' Lucy Sullivan is twenty-six and living it up (and occasionally down) in London. Hers is a life of quiet, undisciplined desperation. But when she and three friends visit a psychic for a bit of fun and the woman's predictions start coming true, Lucy is horrified. For the fortune teller insisted she'd soon be married - within the year, in fact. Not only does Lucy not have a boyfriend, but the chances of getting one are looking slim. Between the bottles of wine, anti-depressants and her addiction to self-help books, she's not quite ready to walk, or even stumble, down the aisle sober. Is Lucy's fate really written in the stars? Or will she finally take control of her own destiny? '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 'Gloriously funny' The Sunday Times 'A warm and hilarious page turner' Good Housekeeping 'A modern fairy tale, it's full of Keyes's self-deprecating wit' The Sunday Mirror

Under the Duvet Deluxe Edition

Under the Duvet Deluxe Edition

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Sink beneath the covers and dip into the hilarious Under the Duvet: Deluxe Edition for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Marian Keyes' life . . . 'Let's get one thing straight: I'm not an outdoorsy type. If I was offered the choice between white-water rafting and being savaged by a rabid dog, I'd be likely to tick the box marked dog .' Under the Duvet the Deluxe Edition* brings together the first two volumes of Marian Keyes' unputdownable and utterly delectable journalism. Whether its shopping, travel, feminism or fashion, Marian takes us on a riotous anecdote-packed journey into her weird and wonderful world. There are adventures with fake tan, love affairs with shoes and nail varnish, and, as a special treat, she includes seven of her hard-to-find (and, she tells us, harder to write) short stories. It's the perfect bed-time companion. 'Everything this woman touches turns into comic gold' Cosmopolitan 'A poet of the everyday . . . noticing everything about everything, rendering situations instantly recognisable and funny' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail 'A must-read for all. Keye's funny and poignant tales will have you chuckling in your train seat' Heat * Includes Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet

Making it Up as I Go Along

Making it Up as I Go Along

Author: Marian Keyes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/02/2016

You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along. She has wonderful and tickling words of advice for those fast approaching fifty.

Making It Up As I Go Along

Making It Up As I Go Along

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2016

Welcome to the magnificent Making It Up as I Go Along - aka the World According to Marian Keyes (TM) - A bold, brilliant book bursting with Marian's hilarious and heartfelt observations on modern life, love and much, much else besides. Such as? you are determined to ask. Well, how about her guide to breaking up with your hairdresser? Or the warning she has for us all after a particularly traumatic fling with fake tan. There's the pure and bounteous joy of the nail varnish museum. Not to mention the very best lies to tell if you find yourself on an Arctic cruise. She has words of advice for those fast approaching fifty. And she's here to tell you the secret secret truth about writers - well, this one anyway. You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along.

Mercy Close-i rejtely

Mercy Close-i rejtely

Author: Marian Keyes Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2014

Helen Walsh vilageleteben magabiztos no volt, de most ugy erzi, kezd kicsuszni a laba alol a talaj. A magannyomozoi karrierje lealdozofelben van, ki kell koltoznie a lakasabol, raadasul a multjabol sorra bukkannak fel reg elfeledett demonai. Peldaul az elbuvolo, de megbizhatatlan volt baratja, Jay Parker, aki egy szemelyes ugyben keri a segitseget. Akit Helennek meg kellene talalnia, az nem mas, mint Wayne Diffney, a Laddz nevu egykori fiucsapat Dilis"e; tagja. Wayne a Mercy Close-beli otthonabol tunt el, es eletbevagoan fontos, hogy elokeruljon, mivel a Laddz ujra osszeall, es ot nap mulva kezdodo, haromestes, telt hazas koncertsorozatra keszul. Jay felbukkanasa Helenben olyan erzeseket kavar fel, amelyekrol azt hitte, mar reg tuljutott rajtuk. Helen a sajt jtkszablyait kvetve ltszatra csillog m valjban stt vilgba kerl, amely beszippantja. Egyre inkbb eltvolodik mindenkitA l, mgnem mr csak egyetlen embert rez kzel maghoz, Wayne-t, akivel soha letben nem tallkozott. LenyA gzA , meghat s nagyon, nagyon vicces knyv az Angyalok, A legfnyesebb csillag, az Egy srmos frfi s a Rachel vakcija szerzA jnek legjabb mA ve, nem hasonlt egyetlen ms regnyre sem, a btor, rzkeny s talpraesett Helen Walsh pedig napjaink tkletes hA snA je.

Rachel vakacioja

Rachel vakacioja

Author: Marian Keyes Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2013

EZ ITT RACHEL WALSH, huszonhet eves, es egy par negyvenkettes meretu labfej boldogtalan tulajdonosa. Rendszeresen agyba bujik Luke Costelloval, egy olyan ferfival, aki szoros bornadragot visel. Es kedveli - egyesek szerint tulsagosan is - a partidrogokat. Aztan egyszerre minden rosszra fordul, es Rachel egy klinikan talalja magat. Fel van haborodva. Hat nem latjak, hogy o nem olyan sovany, mint amilyenek a fuggok szoktak lenni? De nezzuk a dolog jo oldalat: ugy hirlik, hogy az ilyen rehabilitacios helyek tele vannak jacuzzikkal, edzotermekkel es elvonasi tunetekkel kuzdo rock sztarokkal. Kulonben is, igazan rafer mar egy kis udules. Rachel nem szamit arra, hogy testes kozepkoru ferfiak fogadjak barna puloverben, es hogy annyi a csoportterapia, mint egen a csillag. Es ami meg rosszabb, elvarjak, hogy o is reszt vegyen rajtuk. De kinek van kedve az onvizsgalathoz, amikor a latvany nem tul kellemes? Megtort szivvel es Luke ejtette sebeit nyalogatva Chrisnel keres vigaszt. O olyan ferfi, akinek Multja Van. Es lehet, hogy ez tobb bajjal jar, mint amennyit meger. Rachel a fuggosegbol a felnottkor ismeretlen vilagaba csoppen, egy-ket szerelmi kalandon at, egy olyan regenyben, amely egyszerre megrendito, eroteljes es komolyan vicces.

The Mystery of Mercy Close

The Mystery of Mercy Close

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

I employ this thing called The Shovel List. A shovel...? No. A Shovel List. It's more of a conceptual thing. It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel. Helen Walsh doesn't believe in fear - it's just a thing invented by men to get all the money and good jobs - and yet she's sinking. Her work as a Private Investigator has dried up, her flat has been repossessed and now some old demons have resurfaced. Not least in the form of her charming but dodgy ex-boyfriend Jay Parker, who shows up with a missing persons case - the target: Wayne Diffney, the 'Wacky One' from boyband Laddz.. Playing by her own rules, Helen is drawn into a dark and glamorous world, where her worst enemy is her own head and where increasingly the only person she feels connected to is Wayne, a man she's never even met. Utterly compelling, moving and very very funny, The Mystery of Mercy Close is unlike any novel you've ever read and Helen Walsh - courageous, vulnerable and wasp-tongued - is the perfect heroine for our times.

The Mystery of Mercy Close

The Mystery of Mercy Close

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

I employ this thing called The Shovel List. A shovel...? No. A Shovel List. It's more of a conceptual thing. It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel. Helen Walsh doesn't believe in fear - it's just a thing invented by men to get all the money and good jobs - and yet she's sinking. Her work as a Private Investigator has dried up, her flat has been repossessed and now some old demons have resurfaced. Not least in the form of her charming but dodgy ex-boyfriend Jay Parker, who shows up with a missing persons case - the target: Wayne Diffney, the 'Wacky One' from boyband Laddz.. Playing by her own rules, Helen is drawn into a dark and glamorous world, where her worst enemy is her own head and where increasingly the only person she feels connected to is Wayne, a man she's never even met. Utterly compelling, moving and very very funny, The Mystery of Mercy Close is unlike any novel you've ever read and Helen Walsh - courageous, vulnerable and wasp-tongued - is the perfect heroine for our times.

Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family

Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family

Author: Marian Keyes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2013

It does exactly what it says on the tin but here's a brief word from its author, Mammy Walsh herself: 'There's this woman I know from bridge, Mona Hopkins, a lovely woman she is, even if I must admit I'm not that keen on her myself, and she said a great thing the other day. I was expecting her to say Two no trumps, but instead she comes out with a saying about her children. She says, Boys wreck your house and girls wreck your head. Isn't that a marvellous bit of wisdom - Boys wreck your house and girls wreck your head! And God knows it's the truest thing I've heard in a long time. I should know. I have five girls. Five daughters. And let me tell you, my head is wrecked from them. Although, now that I think of it, so is my house ...' It's the perfect re-introduction to the Walsh family and Marian's new novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close. Praise for Marian Keyes: '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 'Zips along with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Marian Keyes: what a genius' Daily Mail Marian Keyes' international bestselling novels include 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 and The Brightest Star in the Sky. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin. The Mystery of Mercy Close is out in September 2012.

The Mystery of Mercy Close

The Mystery of Mercy Close

Author: Marian Keyes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged audiobook edition of Marian Keye's heartbreaking stunner of a novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close, read by the actress Niamh Daly. I employ this thing called The Shovel List. A shovel...? No. A Shovel List. It's more of a conceptual thing. It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel. Meet Helen - youngest of the Walsh sisters and a law unto herself. She's easily bored, has an inability to filter her thoughts and was fired from every job she ever had before she found her true calling as a private investigator. But times are tough for PIs and Helen's had no choice but to take on the search for AWOL boyband has-been Wayne Diffney - The Wacky One. It's not all bad this game of Where's Wayne. It may have brought her charming crook of an ex Jay Parker back into her life, but it's giving her an excuse to avoid the usual Walsh family dramas and the intense looks from her gorgeous boyfriend Artie that make her heart beat wildly with lust and panic in equal measure. But most of all it's an excellent distraction from the huge swarm of black vultures gathering over her head. If she hides out in her target's empty house on Mercy Close for long enough maybe they'll go away... But as Helen begins to unravel the mysteries secreted on Mercy Close she discovers a kindred spirit in a man unwilling to be found. Could someone be telling her to look a little closer to home...?

The Mystery of Mercy Close

The Mystery of Mercy Close

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2012

I employ this thing called The Shovel List. A shovel...? No. A Shovel List. It's more of a conceptual thing. It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel. Meet Helen - youngest of the Walsh sisters and a law unto herself. She's easily bored, has an inability to filter her thoughts and was fired from every job she ever had before she found her true calling as a private investigator. But times are tough for PIs and Helen's had no choice but to take on the search for AWOL boyband has-been Wayne Diffney - The Wacky One. It's not all bad this game of Where's Wayne. It may have brought her charming crook of an ex Jay Parker back into her life, but it's giving her an excuse to avoid the usual Walsh family dramas and the intense looks from her gorgeous boyfriend Artie that make her heart beat wildly with lust and panic in equal measure. But most of all it's an excellent distraction from the huge swarm of black vultures gathering over her head. If she hides out in her target's empty house on Mercy Close for long enough maybe they'll go away...But as Helen begins to unravel the mysteries secreted on Mercy Close she discovers a kindred spirit in a man unwilling to be found. Could someone be telling her to look a little closer to home...?

Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family

Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family

Author: Marian Keyes Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2012

Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walshes is a laugh-out-loud ebook-only short guide to everyone's favourite dysfunctional Irish family. It does exactly what it says on the tin but here's a brief word from its author, Mammy Walsh herself:'There's this woman I know from bridge, Mona Hopkins, a lovely woman she is, even if I must admit I'm not that keen on her myself, and she said a great thing the other day. I was expecting her to say "e;Two no trumps,"e; but instead she comes out with a saying about her children. She says, "e;Boys wreck your house and girls wreck your head."e; Isn't that a marvellous bit of wisdom - "e;Boys wreck your house and girls wreck your head!"e; And God knows it's the truest thing I've heard in a long time. I should know. I have five girls. Five daughters. And let me tell you, my head is wrecked from them.Although, now that I think of it, so is my house . . .'It's the perfect re-introduction to the Walsh family, featured in Marian's bestselling novels about the Walsh sisters, Watermelon, Rachel's Holiday, Angels, Anybody Out There and The Mystery of Mercy Close .Praise for Marian Keyes:'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'Zips along with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Marian Keyes: what a genius' Daily Mail

Anybody Out There

Anybody Out There

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

'I had to go back to New York and try to find him. There was a chance he mightn't be there but I had to give it a go because there was one thing I was certain of: he wasn't here.' Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. She's covered in bandages and she's lying in her parents' Good Front Room dreaming of leaving Dublin and getting back to New York. To her friends. To The Most Fabulous Job in the World (TM). And most of all, back to her husband, Aiden. But her family have other ideas (not to mention the usual problems that beset the Walsh sisters). And Aiden, for some reason, seems unwilling to get in touch. What happened to Anna to send her so far from all that she loves? And what happened to her marriage that her husband won't talk to her?

Rachel's Holiday A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection

Rachel's Holiday A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

'How did it end up like this? Twenty-seven, unemployed, mistaken for a drug addict, in a treatment centre in the back arse of nowhere with an empty Valium bottle in my knickers . . .' Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters - Dublin's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She's only agreed to her incarceration because she's heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey - and it's about time she had a holiday. But what Rachel doesn't count on are the toe-curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the dearth of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll - and missing Luke, her ex. What kind of a new start in life is this?

The Brightest Star in the Sky

The Brightest Star in the Sky

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Marian Keyes' The Brightest Star in the Sky will draw you deep into the lives, loves and hopes of the residents of Star Street . . . And who or what exactly is the mysterious visitor waiting to emerge from the shadows? 'June the first, a bright summer's evening, a Monday . . .' And into the busy, bustling homes at 66 Star Street slips, unseen, a mysterious visitor. As the couples, flatmates and repentant singletons of No. 66 fall in and out of love, clutch at and drop secrets, laugh, cry and simply try to live, no one suspects the visitor patiently waiting in the wings. For soon, as the light slowly fades to dark, everything is going to change . . . 'An expert storyteller who can make you roar with laughter one minute then sob into your pillow the next' Lorraine Kelly 'Zips along with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Marian Keyes: what a genius' Daily Mail 'A magical tale of love, loss, laughter and secrets' Marie Claire 'Really rather good' Independent on Sunday

Angels

Angels

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

'I'd always lived a fairly blameless life. Up until the day I left my husband and ran away to Hollywood...' Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv and never puts a foot wrong. So why does she make a bolt for Hollywood and her best friend, Emily? In the City of Angels, Maggie gets to do things she's never done before: mixing with film stars, pitching scripts, partying non-stop. But is this really a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery, or is she simply running away from married life?

This Charming Man

This Charming Man

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

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...

Sushi for Beginners

Sushi for Beginners

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

'Dammit,' she realized. 'I think I'm having a nervous breakdown.' Hot-shot magazine editor Lisa Edwards' career is destined for high-rise New York when suddenly she's diverted to low-rise Dublin. But what can she do about it? Ashling Kennedy, Lisa's super-organized assistant, worries about everything from her lack of waist to the lack of men in her life. She's even anxious about of a little bit of raw fish ... Clodagh Kelly is Ashling's best friend and has her prince, her beautiful kids and a lovely house - everything in fact that Ashling ever wanted. She should be - yet, she's not - happy.

Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

'I'm in the Last Chance Saloon. In my decrepit, thirty-one-year-old state, I'd probably never get another man . . .' Tara, Katherine and Fenton have been best friends since they were teenagers. Now in their early thirties, they've been living it up in London for ten years. But what have they got to show for it? Sure, Tara's got her boyfriend - but she loves retail therapy so much more. Katherine, on the other hand, is a serial singleton whose neatness fetish won't let a man mess up her life. And Fenton? Well, Fenton has everything. Until he gets ill and he has to ask himself: what have you got if you haven't got your health? All three are drinking in the last chance saloon and they're about to discover that if you don't change your life, life has a way of changing you...

Saved by Cake

Saved by Cake

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2012

Learn to bake with Britain's favourite women's fiction author, Marian Keyes. Saved by Cake gives an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided to bake a cake for a friend and that was it - she realized that baking was what she needed to do in order to get her through each day. And so she baked, and she wrote her recipes down, and little by little the depression has started to lift, along with her sponges... Never patronizing, always honest and witty, accessible and full of fun, the bakes and cakes that Marian serves up in this cookbook will put a smile on your face and make you happy. From her Consistently Reliable Cupcakes and Very Chocolately Macaroons, to the ease of her Fridge-set Honeycomb Cheesecake, you will want to have a go at making all of Marian's recipes. The shoe and handbag biscuits particularly. Very covetable. Very Marian.

Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married

Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2010

Sushi for Beginners

Sushi for Beginners

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2010

The Brightest Star in the Sky

The Brightest Star in the Sky

Author: Marian Keyes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2009

Fate is on its way to the tenants of 66 Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change lives...One of them is falling in love; another is torn between two lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light and for others the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

Rachel's Holiday

Rachel's Holiday

Author: Marian Keyes Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2009

The fast lane is much too slow for twenty-seven-year-old Rachel Walsh, and Manhattan is the perfect place for a young Irish female to overdo everything. But Rachel's love of a good time is about to land her in the emergency room and cost her a job and the boyfriend she adores. When her loving family hustles her back home and checks her into Cloisters, Ireland's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic, Rachel is hopeful. She's heard that rehab is wall-to-wall Jacuzzis, spa treatments, gymnasiums, and rock stars going tepid turkey-and it's about time she had a holiday. Instead, she finds a lot of group therapy, which leads her, against her will, to some important self-knowledge-and toe-curling embarrassments. She will also find something that all women like herself fear: a man who might actually be good for her.

This Charming Man

This Charming Man

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2009

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' Slick, handsome politician Paddy de Courcy is on the up. His party is set to do well in the elections and he's just announced his engagement to the beautiful Alicia. Which is news to his girlfriend, Lola, who, within hours, finds herself dumped and warned not to talk to the press. Yet journalist Grace is on the prowl. She has been after Paddy ever since he ruined her sister Marnie's life way back in college. Grace is looking for the inside story and thinks Lola holds the key. But do any of them know the real Paddy? 'So funny, so perceptive, so real. I changed my life for this book'Mail on Sunday '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

No Dress Rehearsal

No Dress Rehearsal

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2009

Anybody Out There

Anybody Out There

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2007

Anna Walsh needs her old life back: her home, her glamorous career and above all the love of her life, her husband Aidan. But what has driven her so far from everything she loves? 'I'd lost my place in the in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human to be . . .' Anna Walsh is covered in bandages and lying in her parents' Good Front Room. She's dreaming of leaving Dublin and returning to New York. To her home. To her job. And most of all to her husband Aidan. Unfortunately, her family have other ideas. She's staying put. And Aidan? Well he's refusing to even take her calls. What has pushed Anna so far from everything that she loves? Is she the only one who can put it all right? And if not, who is? 'Keyes writes brilliantly, as always, about love, grief, jealously and friendship' Daily Mail 'A wonderful, subtle, hilarious and highly sophisticated novel' Evening Standard 'High quality entertainment' Marie Claire

Anybody Out There?

Anybody Out There?

Author: Marian Keyes Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2006

Marian Keyes has introduced readers to the lives, loves, and foibles of the five Walsh sisters. In this funny, heartbreaking, and triumphant new tale set in the Big Apple, it's Anna's turn in the spotlight.Life is perfect for Anna Walsh. She has the "e;Best Job in the World"e; as a PR exec for a top-selling urban beauty brand, a lovely apartment in New York, and a perfect husband -- the love of her life, Aidan Maddox. Until the morning she wakes up in her mammy's living room in Dublin with her face in stitches, a dislocated knee, and completely smashed-up hands -- and no memory of how she got there. While her mammy plays nursemaid, Anna tries to get better and keeps wondering why Aidan won't return her phone calls or emails.Recuperating from her injuries, a mystified Anna returns to Manhattan. Slowly beginning to remember what happened, she sets off on a search to find Aidan -- a hilarious quest involving lilies (she can't stop smelling them), psychics, mediums, and anyone there who can promise her a reunion with her beloved...Written in her classic style, marrying the darker parts of life with humor and wit, Anybody Out There? is Marian Keyes' best novel to date, wonderfully charming look at love here and ever after.Performed by Terry Donnelly

Other Side of the Story

Other Side of the Story

Author: Marian Keyes Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2004

Life is a circle, and what goes around, comes around. Just ask a trio of unforgettable women in Marian Keyes's enchanting new novel ... Literary agent Jojo Harvey combines Jessica Rabbit's body with a mind like a steel trap. As if watching her back on the corporate ladder and making million-dollar deals wasn't difficult enough, Jojo's having a relationship with her married boss.Bestselling author Lily Wright, one of Jojo's clients, worries about the novel she can't seem to write. Anton, the Love of Her Life persuaded her to buy their dream house with the advance.Gemma Hogan was best friends with Lily -- until the willowy blonde stole Anton, a.k.a. the Love of Her Life. Juggling the demands of her mom, Gemma's social life is flatlining -- a mortifying situation that makes for hilarious e-mails to a friend. Tales so funny, they come to the attention of top literary agent Jojo Harvey. Who takes Gemma on as a client ...Written in the charming and chatty voice that has become Marian Keyes's signature style, this hilarious and heartwarming new novel proves there are three sides to every story ... even in the world of publishing!Performed by Terry Donnelly

Sushi for Beginners

Sushi for Beginners

Author: Marian Keyes Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2004

Prada-wearing magazine editor Lisa Edwards thinks her life is over when her 'fabulous' new job turns out to be deportation to Dublin, launching Colleen magazine. No more jet-setting to the Fall Collections? No more fabulous parties and photos in the society pages? The only saving grace is that her friends aren't there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell?Ashling Kennedy, Colleen's assistant editor, is an awardwinning worrier, increasingly aware that something fundamental is missing from her life -- apart from a boyfriend and a waistline. And then there's her closest, oldest friend Clodagh 'Princess' Kelly, who is apparently living the domestic dream in a suburban castle. So why, lately, has Clodagh had a recurring urge to kiss a frog -- sleep with a frog, if truth be told?

Angels

Angels

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Maggie Walsh is supposed to be the sensible one - the white sheep of the family. She lives less than a mile from Mum and Dad and married middle-of-the-road Garv. But that is about to change . . . 'I'd always lived a fairly blameless life . . . up until the day I left my husband and ran away to Hollywood . . .' Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv and never puts a foot wrong. So why does she make a bolt for Hollywood and her best friend, Emily? In the City of Angels, Maggie gets to do things shes's never done before: mixing with filmstars, pitching scripts, partying non-stop. But is this really a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery, or is she simply running away from married life? 'Funny, compassionate, well-observed and irreverent' Time Out 'Keyes writes brilliantly, as always, about love, grief, jealousy and friendship' Daily Mail 'Witty, wicked and yet moving. A novel to both laugh and cry over' Ireland on Sunday

Sushi for Beginners

Sushi for Beginners

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2001

Marian Keyes' Sushi for Beginners is the blissfully funny, smart tale of three women who discover that the line between success and failure, happiness and sadness, sanity and madness is finer than they ever thought . . . 'Dammit,' she realized. 'I think I'm having a nervous breakdown.' Hot-shot magazine editor Lisa Edwards' career is destined for high-rise New York, when suddenly she's blown off-course into the delights of low-rise Dublin. But what on earth can she do about it? Ashling Kennedy, Lisa's super-organized assistant, is good at worrying. Too good. She's even terrified of a little bit of raw fish . . . Clodagh Kelly is Ashling's best friend and has done everything right: beautiful kids and a husband come prince - everything in fact that Ashling has ever wanted. She should be - yet, she's not - happy. Three women on the verge of happiness and even closer to a complete breakdown. Which way will they fall? 'Keyes has given romantic comedy a much-needed face-lift. Chatty and warmhearted, Keyes's talent is to tell it how it is' Independent 'Laden with plots twists, jokey asides and nicely turned bits of zeitgeisty observational humour ... her energetic, well-constructed prose delivers life and people in satisfyingly various shades of grey' Guardian 'The voice of a generation' Daily Mirror

No Dress Rehearsal

No Dress Rehearsal

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2000

Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/07/1999

In Marian Keyes' BESTSELLING Last Chance Saloon, three great friends discover that despite their best-laid plans, life can unravel in the most unexpected ways. 'Love is blind, there was no doubt about it. In Tara's case it was also deaf, dumb, dyslexic, had a bad hip and the beginnings of Alzheimer's . . .' Tara, Katherine and Fintan have been best friends since they were teenagers. Now in their early thirties, they've been living it up in London for ten years. But what have they to show for a decade of hedonism? Sure, Tara's got a boyfriend - but only because she's terrified of spending five minutes alone. Katherine, on the other hand, has a neatness fetish that won't let anyone too close to mess up her life. And Fintan? Well, he has everything. Until he learns that without your health, you've got nothing . . . All three are drinking in the last chance saloon and they're about to discover that if you don't change your life, life has a way of changing you . . . 'An outstanding writer and chronicler of our times' Independent on Sunday 'Her writing is of the highest order. Someone should give this woman a Booker' Sunday Tribune

Watermelon

Watermelon

Author: Marian Keyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1996

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