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The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

'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? And will Amy be the same woman?

Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she?

The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

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A born storyteller

Independent on Sunday

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781405918756

    April 16, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    672 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Paperback

    9781405918763

    June 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    672 pages

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  • EBook

    9781405918770

    September 7, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Friday, 9 September

‘Myself and Hugh,’ I say. ‘We’re taking a break.’

‘A city-with-fancy-food sort of a break?’ Maura narrows her eyes. ‘Or a Rihanna sort of a break? Well?’ She presses her case. ‘Is it the city-with-fancy-food break?’

‘No, it’s –’

‘The Rihanna kind? You’ve got to be joking me, because Rihanna is – what? – twenty-two and you’re –’

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