Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 29 May. A few years ago contemporary, frothy romances were labelled ‘chic lit’
and as the genre became popular, so publishers responded with a lot of
indifferent offerings, swamping the market. A number of authors rose
above the ‘also ran’ and really stood out. This lady is one such. She
Comparisons: Jane Green, Cathy Kelly, Penny Vincenzi.
Lola has every reason to be interested in who Paddy’s marrying – because although she’s his girlfriend, she definitely isn’t the bride-to-be. Heartbroken, she flees the city for a cottage by the sea. But will Lola’s retreat prove as idyllic as she hopes?
Not if journalist Grace has anything to do with it. She wants the inside story on the de Courcy engagement and thinks Lola holds the key. 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 family is 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?
And what of the future Mrs de Courcy … Alicia is determined to be the perfect politician’s wife. But does she know the real Paddy de Courcy?
Four very different women. One awfully charming man. And the dark secret that binds them all...
Closing date: 31/08/2018
'All the hallmarks of a classic read: characters we care about, and
hard-hitting topics such as alcoholism and domestic abuse, tackled with
Marian's trademark honesty...full of her usual sincerity and charm'
Kay Ribeiro, Heat
'A novelist constantly pushing against predictability, a master of
character-delineation, who can mix farce and sex with serious social
issues. This Charming Man is Dickensian in its scale, plotting and
determination to force the reader to grasp some of the grim realities
of today's Ireland. Chick-lit it isn't. A great read it is'
Terry Prone, Irish Independent
'A dazzling dance with the devil...Her skill at creating a feeling
of universal anxiety and impermanence, while also keeping the
page-turning flow of the novel's various themes, is what makes Keyes
Kate Holomquist, Irish Times
Publication date: 30/04/2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||30th April 2008|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
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 ...More About Marian Keyes