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, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star
in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close and The Woman Who
Stole My Life. Her journalism, collected under two titles,
Making It Up As I Go Along and Under the Duvet: Deluxe
Edition, containing the original publications Under the
Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available
Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.
The tale of four women who all made the mistake of falling for charming Irish politician Paddy de Courcy. Reading group guide. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
In her densest, most ambitious work yet, chick lit specialist Keyes (Sushi for Beginners) pushes into dark territory, exploring alcoholism, depression and domestic violence with authenticity and even offbeat humor. When Paddy de Courcy, "Ireland's most eligible politician," announces his engagement, the news breaks hearts all over Dublin. Lola Daly, a celebrity stylist who has been dating him for the past 16 months, is the most heartbroken of all and retreats to County Clare. Meanwhile, Dublin reporter Grace Gildee remembers Paddy from their college years, when he had a chaotic, codependent relationship with her twin sister, Marnie. Grace digs a little, and as the true extent of Paddy's capacity for evil is revealed, Grace moves to stop him--and to finally teach him a lesson. To do so, she must make fragile Marnie revisit the most painful years of her life and engineer Lola's return to Dublin. Dry wit and distinctive narrative voices add levity and balance to a sad set of life circumstances. Pages will fly like wafting hankies toward the stunning, breathless conclusion. (June) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Four very different women, one awfully charming man and a dark
secret that binds them all . . .
Marian Keyes' This Charming Man follows women who have been caught in a web of modern love. 'Everybody remembers where they were the day they heard that Paddy de Courcy was getting married' * from the publishers' description *
The laughs come fast and furious . . . a gripping, compelling tale * Sunday Independent *
The queen of page-turners . . . brimming with her trademark down-to-earth wit * Cosmopolitan *
Gripping from the start . . . the master at her best * Daily Telegraph *