• « Le pouvoir au féminin à son meilleur. J'ai ri... J'ai pleuré. » Daily Mail

    « - Moi et Hugh... On a décidé de faire un break.
    - Un break, genre week-end prolongé et p'tits restos ? »

    Si seulement.

    Le mari d'Amy, Hugh, dit qu'il n'a pas l'intention de la quitter.
    Il l'aime toujours, il a juste besoin de mettre sur pause... leur mariage, leurs enfants et par-dessus tout, leur vie commune. Six mois pour se perdre en Asie du Sud-Est et Amy ne peut rien dire ou faire pour l'en empêcher.
    Voilà qui suffit pour pousser Amy et les nombreux membres dérangés de sa famille recomposée au bord du précipice. Car beaucoup de choses peuvent arriver en six mois. Quand Hugh reviendra, s'il revient, sera-t-il toujours l'homme qu'elle a épousé ?
    Et Amy sera-t-elle toujours la même ? Parce que si Hugh fait un break... ça veut dire qu'Amy aussi, non ?
    Un couple presque parfait ne raconte pas comment on tombe amoureux, mais comment on reste amoureux. Le dernier roman d'une Marian Keyes à l'apogée de son art : c'est drôle et c'est brillant.
    « Jubilatoire. » The Times

    « Tout simplement génial. » The Sunday Times
    « Une romancière née. » Independent on Sunday
    « The Break porte la marque de fabrique de Keyes : de l'énergie, de la légèreté, du rire à foison. » Sunday Express
    « Une nouvelle pépite. Des personnages à mourir de rire, une émotion sincère, du charme à en revendre. Nous avons adoré ! » Heat
    « Un classique de Marian Keyes : une tornade de traits d'esprit et de boutades. Un humour impitoyable. » The Times
    « Jubilatoire. Un Keyes classique. La reine du roman féminin intelligent. » Sunday Mirror

  • The agent Jojo, a high-flying literary agent on the up, has just made a very bad career move: she's jumped into bed with her married boss Mark... The bestseller Jojo's sweet-natured client Lily's first novel is a roaring success. She and lover Anton celebrate by spending the advance for her second book. Then she gets writer's block... The unknown Gemma used to be Lily's best friend - until Lily 'stole' Anton. Now she's writing her own story - painfully and hilariously - when supershark agent Jojo stumbles across it... When their fortunes become entangled, it seems too much to hope that they'll all find a happy ending. But maybe they'll each discover that there's more than one side to every story...

  • 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 fiancé. But does she know the real Paddy?

    Four very different women. One awfully charming man. And the dark secret that binds them all...

  • '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.

    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?

  • Slide Further Under the Duvet, get yourself comfortable and let Marian take you places you've never been before ...

    Places like the Irish air-guitar championships, a shopping trip to Bloomingdales with a difference and Cannes with a chronic case of Villa-itis. Along the way you'll encounter knicker-politics, fake tans, sticky-out ears and passionate love affairs both with make-up and Toblerones. And of course, agony aunt, Mammy Walsh is on hand to solve all your problems.

    Hilarious and poignant, down-to-earth and moving, Marian's long-awaited second volume of journalism and previously unpublished writing is the modern woman's perfect companion. So put the kettle on and grab that Kit Kat Chunky - everything else will wait.

  • RACHEL'S HOLIDAY, Marian's classic novel about addiction, is being given a new lease of life with a fantastic new jacket treatment.

    Here's Rachel Walsh, twenty-seven and the miserable owner of size 8 feet. She has regular congress with Luke Costello, a man who wears his leather trousers tight. And she's fond - some might say too fond - of recreational drugs. Until she finds herself being frogmarched to the Cloisters - Dublin's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She's outraged. Surely she's not thin enough to be an addict? Heartsick and Luke-sick, she seeks redemption in the shape of Chris, a Man with a Past. A man who might be more trouble than he's worth.

  • Irresistible, life-affirming, uplifting, compulsive reading. Tara, Katherine and Fintan. Best friends since they were teenagers in Knockavoy, County Clare in the days of legwarmers, pink stretch jeans and Duran Duran. Now in their early thirties,they live in London where they are still bound together. But so far only Fintan has managed to find true love. Tara is on a permanent diet and stuck in a dead-end relationship. Katherine lives in ordered calm with her matching bra and knicker sets.Both of them propping up the bar in the Last Chance Saloon. But when you're not up for change yourself, life sometimes has a way of making changes for you. And fate is about to step in to alter all their lives in wholly unexpected ways ...

  • When people ask me what I do for a crust and I tell them that I'm a novelist, they immediately assume that my life is a non-stop carousel of limos, television appearances hair-dos, devoted fans, stalkers and all the glitzy paraphernalia of being a public figure. It's time to set the record straight. I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my PJs, eating bananas, my laptop on a pillow in front of me ...' Her novels are read and adored by millions around the world - now read Marian Keyes's collected pieces: regular bulletins from the woman under the duvet.

  • A nervous breakdown seems like a great idea: all that lying in bed and watching daytime TV. But who's going to have it? Will it be housewife Clodagh, who spends her days microwaving pasta for her demanding toddlers and waiting for her beautiful husband Dylan to come home? Or Lisa, hard, brittle and shiny as an M&M, reeling from the shock of a demotion from her fabulous job in London to a one-horse magazine in Dublin? Or Ashling, so normal she's weird?

  • Marian Keyes' sixth novel is a truly captivating story about a marriage that's gone wrong and a sensible girl who suddenly just wants to let her hair down.

    "We will shortly be landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Please ensure your seat is in the upright position, that you weigh less than a hundred pounds and that you have excellent teeth." Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. Sensibly. By the book. Until the day she leaves her husband and runs away to Hollywood, that is.

    Follow her on a journey of discovery, from suburbia to a suntan - taking in some heartache and lots of martinis along the way - as she discovers what she really wants in life and why she really walked out of her marriage.

  • Marian Keyes, the No. 1 bestselling author of Rachel's Holiday, is back with her stunning new novel The Mystery of Mercy Close and the return of the legendary and beloved Walsh sisters.

    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. Money is tight and Jay is awash with cash, so Helen is forced to take on the task of finding Wayne Diffney, the 'Wacky One' from boyband Laddz.

    Things ended messily with Jay. And she's never going back there. Besides she has a new boyfriend now, the very sexy detective Artie Devlin and it's all going well. But the reappearance of Jay is stirring up all kinds of stuff she thought she'd left behind.

    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.


    Can't wait for The Mystery of Mercy Close? Discover more about the Walsh family in Marian's brilliant ebook short Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family, out now.


    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 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.

  • International bestselling author Marian Keyes is back with another masterfully told story full of wit and charm.

    'Name: Stella Sweeney.
    Height: average.
    Recent life events: dramatic.' One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life.
    For she meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car).
    But in this meeting is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, and, along the way, wrenching her whole family apart.
    Is this all because of one ill-advised act of goodwill? Was meeting Mr Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or hopping mad?
    For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?

    Marian's stunning new novel The Woman Who Stole My Life is about losing the life you had and finding a better one.

    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 'Gloriously funny' Sunday Times 'Chatty and warmhearted, Keyes's talent is to tell it how it is' Independent 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 The Mystery of Mercy Close. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

  • A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness?
    In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just “an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband and two teenage kids,” working for her sister in their neighborhood beauty salon. Until one day she is struck by a serious illness, landing her in the hospital for months.
    After recovering, Stella finds out that her neurologist, Dr. Mannix Taylor, has compiled and self-published a memoir about her illness. Her discovery comes when she spots a photo of the finished copy in an American tabloid--and it’s in the hands of the vice president’s wife! As her relationship with Dr. Taylor gets more complicated, Stella struggles to figure out who she was before her illness, who she is now, and who she wants to be while relocating to New York City to pursue a career as a newly minted self-help memoirist.
    Funny, fast-paced, and honest, Keyes’s latest novel is full of her trademark charm and wisdom and is sure to delight her many fans.

  • For all fans eagerly awaiting Marian Keyes's new novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close, featuring Helen Walsh, here is a laugh-out-loud ebook-only short guide to everyone's favorite dysfunctional Irish family. Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family is the perfect reintroduction to the Walsh family and an ideal appetizer for Keyes's new novel coming from Viking in April 2013.

  • 'Fabulous shoes, my badly made stews, an Antarctic cruise and ten pounds to lose. Having to schmooze when I'd far rather snooze. Skin care and bad hair and what should I wear? All kinds of views, which I hope will amuse . . .' 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.

  • Anglais The Break

    Marian Keyes

    'Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny' The Times
    Amy's husband Hugh has run away to 'find himself'. But will he ever come back? '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 so is she . . . The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.'Just brilliant' Sunday Times'Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried' Daily Mail'Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it!' Heat
    'Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself' Metro
    'Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women's fiction' Sunday Mirror
    'A glorious life-affirming novel with Keyes on top form' Woman & Home
    '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

  • 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

  • Never before has this title been published as an eBook . . . 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 describe 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 a tiny bit furious, Claire can't think of 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 feared she'd lost forever or face an uncertain future of 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

  • Never before has this title been published as an eBook . . . 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

  • For all fans eagerly awaiting Marian Keyes's new novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close, featuring Helen Walsh, here is a laugh-out-loud ebook-only short guide to everyone's favorite dysfunctional Irish family. Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family is the perfect reintroduction to the Walsh family and an ideal appetizer for Keyes's new novel coming from Viking in April 2013.

  • Marian Keyes, the No. 1 bestselling author of Rachel's Holiday, is back with her stunning new novel The Mystery of Mercy Close and the return of the legendary and beloved Walsh sisters.

    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. Money is tight and Jay is awash with cash, so Helen is forced to take on the task of finding Wayne Diffney, the 'Wacky One' from boyband Laddz.

    Things ended messily with Jay. And she's never going back there. Besides she has a new boyfriend now, the very sexy detective Artie Devlin and it's all going well. But the reappearance of Jay is stirring up all kinds of stuff she thought she'd left behind.

    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.


    Can't wait for The Mystery of Mercy Close? Discover more about the Walsh family in Marian's brilliant ebook short Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family, out now.


    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 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.

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