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Marian Keyes is a phenomenon. The multi-million copy, internationally bestselling author of some of the most widely loved, genre-defying novels of the past thirty years - such as Rachel's Holiday, Anybody Out There and Grown Ups - has millions of fans around the world. They are irresistibly drawn by her warmth and wit, fearless honesty, relatable characters and relationships, and sheer storytelling magic. Not only has Marian inspired and entertained countless readers, but also the next generation of writers too. As a beloved author herself, Marian is a passionate champion of storytellers everywhere, playing an active role in encouraging new voices. She has been the chair of judges for the Comedy Women in Print prize, a sponsor of the Curtis Brown Creative Marian Keyes scholarship, and most recently ran her own hugely popular Instagram Live series bringing free creative writing courses to thousands of viewers. Marian also uses her position to raise some of the most challenging issues of our time, including addiction, immigration, depression, domestic violence and the Repeal the Eighth campaign. Both critically acclaimed and commercially unstoppable, Marian's fourteenth novel Grown Ups went straight to No.1 in hardback and paperback in four global territories- UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards Audiobook of the Year. In addition to her novels, Marian has written two collections of journalism, as well as been the star of the second series of her hit show Between Ourselves aired on BBC Radio 4 at the start of 2021. Again Rachel, the sequel to her ground-breaking novel Rachel's Holiday, will be Marian's fifteenth novel. Marian is based in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

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Again, Rachel has all of Keyes's trademark wit, humour and whip-smart dialogue, but it's also a novel teeming with compassion and redemption * Observer *
Delightfully funny * Daily Telegraph *
Perceptive, hilarious and moving, it's a captivating roller coaster of a read and it's a joy to be reunited with Rachel and the rest of the Walsh clan. * Daily Record *
Again, Rachel is fabulous. Beautifully written, pure 5-star Keyes - clever, lively, funny, compelling -- Nina Stibbe
Funny, heartbreaking, achingly real - Keyes has done it again. Gorgeous. I absolutely loved it -- Jane Fallon
It will break your heart and nourish your soul . . . No one can evoke deep feeling with such a light touch as Marian Keyes. She brings her characters to life with Dickensian brio. I think it might be her finest novel yet -- Nigella Lawson
It's excellent and it's everything. Funny, gorgeous, but a painful, powerful story about addiction, emotions and humanity. Exquisite -- Daisy Buchanan
A sequel worth the wait . . This garrulous, fast-paced read offers the joy of a reunion with not just Rachel, but the rambunctious Walsh clan. An entertaining, growingly poignant contemporary tale * Sunday Times *
No other author marries heartbreak and hilarity so seamlessly * Mail on Sunday *
This new novel is like slipping into a warm, bubbly bath * Good Housekeeping *
Funny, heart-breaking and so wise * Daily Mail *
It's beautifully written, funny, heart-breaking and always wise. I was so happy to be reunited with this iconic protagonist and her fabulous family - a proper treat * Daily Mail *
Utterly brilliant, wise and funny. So fabulous. I adore it -- Cathy Kelly
Her particular gift is the ability to settle the reader into a comfortable seat, then carry them to the darkest places; to make serious things funny - and moving. She handles with intelligence and humour the issues that the question of long-term addiction recovery throws up * The Times *
A smashing sequel. Keyes delivers punchy home truths with wit and charm as we revisit her best-loved heroine. There is a real genius to the way Keyes brings deep, awful truths to the surface. Keyes has mastered the art of writing books that read like treats, but turn out to be good for you * Telegraph *
Brilliant * Stylist *
You'll devour this unputdownable tale * OK! *
Beautifully moving and funny -- Sinead Moriarty
Wise and witty, this is destined to be as successful as its forerunner * Woman's Weekly *
A welcome return for Keyes' messy heroine. In Rachel, Keyes has created a character that takes her readers through the rough and the smooth - and we are more than happy to go along for the ride * Metro *
Brilliant. Truly wonderful. Like sinking into a deep, luxurious, bubble bath. Sharply observed, this big-hearted book has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and is a treat of a novel * My Weekly *
Keyes has always been an excellent storyteller but here she is at the peak of her powers, her writing even more honest and vulnerable than usual. A profound and smart book that will be enjoyed by die-hard fans and new readers alike. And Luke Costello is sexier than ever. * iNews *
Brilliant -- Lucy Mangan
Assured, wise and witty with superb observational detail, reading Marian Keyes is like being cradled in safe arms. This book is destined to be as successful as its forerunner * Woman & Home *
Bereavement, grief, addiction, family, fun, humour, love, romance. It's all there -- Sheila O' Flanagan
Warm, witty and wise - a joy to read * Sun *
There's a wisdom to Marian Keyes' iconic Rachel * Sainsbury's Magazine *
Keyes is an exceptional storyteller and her ability to blend comedy, high drama and emotional depth is second to none. Empathetic, insightful, romantic and witty, Again, Rachel is again a delight from start to finish. * Daily Express *
Again, Rachel is a tour de force. A fearless novel about loving and losing and hoping. It's perfection -- Gillian McAllister
A brilliant reminder of just how comforting it can be to return to characters that once captured our hearts. * Stylist *
Set to be one of the biggest books of the year * i *
Joyful, wise, empathetic, funny, sexy, and so thoughtful on addiction, too -- Sarah Vaughan
Darkly comic . . . Just as tender, heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny as her first outing * Best *
Again, Rachel is like a six hundred page hug and is Marian Keyes at her hilarious yet heartbreaking best -- Sarra Manning * Red Magazine *
I loved Again, Rachel. Such a beautiful, wise, powerful book -- Elly Griffiths
Rachel somehow helps us all to find our better, truer selves. I've still got 100 pages to go, but part of me wishes it was 1,000 * Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The Week *
Keyes is a giant of Irish writing who has not so much defined a genre, as she has created it -- Natasha Poliszczuk
Switch the phone to silent, banish all distractions: it's time for a book binge * Saga Magazine *
Fabulous. I loved becoming reacquainted with the Walsh family * My Weekly Special Series *
There aren't many books that come along . . . where on one page you can be laughing hysterically, and then you turn the page and you're nearly in tears for the opposite reason. This is that book. Beautifully told. Loads of warmth, loads of humour. -- Phil Williams * Times Radio *
She is a genius stylist. Her characters are so vivid, her situations feel so real and authentic. This is my favourite book of hers. -- Hannah Beckerman * Times Radio *
Amazing -- Beth O'Leary
Enticing * Stylist *
There's light and dark in all Keyes' novels, equal measures of hilarity and heartbreak * Scotsman *
Hard to put down * Sunday Express *
Lovable, funny. Doesn't disappoint * Sunday Life *
Keyes at the peak of her powers * Scotsman *
Praise for Marian Keyes -- :
Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort out our lives at all -- Jojo Moyes
A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff -- Elizabeth Day * Mail on Sunday *
Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing! -- Graham Norton
Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too * Guardian *
There should be a word to describe the sadness and satisfaction you feel when you read the last page of a Marian Keyes novel: the ending is perfect but you still want more, more, more -- Liane Moriarty
Charming, funny and poignant. But also profound, heartbreaking -- Nina Stibbe
Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you'll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy * Stylist *
Funny, thought-provoking and will get you right in the feels * Red *
Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching -- Nigella Lawson
Marian Keyes's gift for storytelling is utterly magnificent -- Liz Nugent

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