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  • Published: 2 March 1998
  • ISBN: 9780141909813
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656

Rachel's Holiday




'The voice of a generation' Daily Mirror

'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?

  • Published: 2 March 1998
  • ISBN: 9780141909813
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656

About the author

Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin. She studied law and accountancy before turning to writing. Her first novel Watermelon was published in Ireland in 1995, where it was an immediate, runaway success. Marian Keyes is now one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time and is published in thirty nine different languages. She lives in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony.

Marian Keyes is the international bestselling author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story and Anybody Out There. Her two collections of journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available in Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

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Praise for Rachel's Holiday

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

It's full of LOLs, but also delivers a sucker-punch of emotion - a proper comfort-blanket book

Claire Frost, Fabulous magazine

Rachel's appeal as a heroine is instant and irresistible. What begins as a pitch-perfect, bitingly funny romantic comedy quickly becomes dark, profound, heartbreaking . . . and then light again. Keyes's comic gift is always evident, and the prose itself is propulsive

Independent

Keyes manages to have you alternately blubbing and belly-laughing to the final page

Company

Gloriously funny

The Sunday Times

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