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Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes
  

Rachel's Holiday

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A 2011 World Book Night selection.

Rachel Walsh 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.

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Synopsis

Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes

'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?

Reviews

Deliciously dark and fantastically funny, Rachel's Holiday is the story of a young woman living life rather too well until the day she takes it too far endangering everything she cares about . . . * from the publisher's description * Keyes manages to have you alternately blubbing and belly-laughing to the final page * Company * Gloriously funny * The Sunday Times *


About the Author

Marian Keyes

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

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Book Info

Publication date

29th January 1998

Author

Marian Keyes

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
656 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780241958438

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