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  • Published: 2 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141909776
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 900
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This Charming Man




Marian Keyes, author of Sushi for Beginners and The Other Side of the Story, explores the quirks of love and life in her international best-seller This Charming Man.

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...
%%%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...
%%%'Don't you dare be happy, you bastard.
That's what I thought when I heard. Don't you dare be happy'
Slick, handsome politician Paddy de Courcy is on the up. His party is set do well in the elections and he's just announced his engagement to the beautiful Alicia. Which is news to his girlfriend, Lola, who, within hours, finds herself dumped and warned not to talk to the press.
Yet journalist Grace is on the prowl. She has been after Paddy ever since he ruined her sister Marnie's life way back in college. Grace is looking for the inside story and thinks Lola holds the key.
But do any of them know the real Paddy?
Four very different women.
One awfully charming man.
And the dark secret that binds them all . . .
'So funny, so perceptive, so real. I changed my life for this book' Mail on Sunday
'The laughs come fast and furious. A gripping, compelling tale' Sunday Independent

  • Pub date: 2 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141909776
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 900

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.

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