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Marian Keyes is a brilliant writer. No one is better at making terrifically funny jokes while telling such important, perceptive and agonizing stories of the heart. She is a genius' Sali Hughes These themes are especially prominent in the novels she has written about the Walsh sisters from Dublin: Watermelon, about Claire Walsh's desertion by her husband on the day she gives birth to their daughter; and her best book, the powerful, painful Rachel's Holiday, about Rachel Walsh's drug overdose and stint at the Cloisters, an Irish rehab centre.

verifyErrors }}{{ message }}{{ /verifyErrors }}{{ That credo is what makes Keyes's novels so interesting and so frustrating, and what makes her an artist manqué as well as a marketing phenomenon. With each novel she breaks further away from romance, and closer to the inclusive tragicomic voice of an Irish writer such as Roddy Doyle. She is brilliant at dialogue, sharply observant of manners, increasingly ambitious about narrative structure, unsentimental about the Darwinian dynamics of the family or the competition and hostility hidden in even the best friendship. Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie has always done everything right. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv and never puts a foot wrong. Love the Walsh sisters? Don't miss out on the eagerly awaited sequel to Rachel's Holiday: AGAIN, RACHEL . . . 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 . . .

No one ever expected predictable Maggie to do something so unpredictable. And in LA, Maggie can be whoever she wants to be. Marian Keyes is a phenomenon. The multimillion copy, internationally bestselling author of some of the most widely loved, genre-defying novels of the past thirty years - including Rachel's Holiday, Anybody Out THere and Grown Ups - has millions of devoted readers around the world.

Discover this hilarious, heart-warming story about how far one woman will go to find herself, from the No. 1 bestselling author of Grown Ups So when she makes a break for Hollywood with her best friend, Emily, her family and friends don't know what to think. Will make you laugh and make you cry, but will also reveal the truth of who you really are' Louise O'Neill But sooner or later, Maggie must face the life - and the people - she left behind, and discover whether finding herself, means losing the people she loves . . . Keyes's Bad Place involved alcoholism and a suicide attempt, leading to a successful rehab, out of which she began to write her bestselling novels about lovably dysfunctional Irish women. Currently the 67th richest woman in the UK, with sales of her books topping 5m copies, Keyes is now in the Very Good Place. But she remains committed to the belief that "the best comedy is rooted in despair. Darkness goes alongside proper comedy."

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Angels centres on Maggie, the oldest and ostensibly most stable Walsh sister. Labelled in the family as the goody-goody, "plain yoghurt at room temperature", she is on the run from a broken marriage. "I've always lived a fairly blameless life," she says. "Up until the day I left my husband and then ran away to Hollywood, I'd never put a foot wrong. Not that many people knew about, anyway." Keyes is a writer of romantic comedy who specialises in catastrophe and damaged lives. "All of my books are different," she has said, "but share a common theme of people who are in the Bad Place, and who achieve some form of redemption. I've been in the Bad Place myself many's the time, which wasn't very pleasant while it was happening but has since come in very handy for writing about."

I'd always lived a fairly blameless life . . . up until the day I left my husband and ran away to Hollywood . . .' from the publisher's descriptionUnlike 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 addition to her fifteen novels, Marian has also written two collections of journalism, upon which the recent hit BBC Radio 4 show Between Ourselves is based. 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? Joyful. Keyes' clever way with words and extraordinary wit. People stared at me as I laughed to myself' C.L. Taylor In the City of Angels, Maggie gets to do things she's never done before: mixing with film stars, pitching scripts, partying non-stop.



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