Marian Keyes

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This Charming Man

book | Fiction | 2008
UK → Penguin
US → HarperCollins

‘Everybody remembers where they were the day they heard that Paddy de Courcy was getting married.’ But for four women in particular, the big news about the charismatic politician is especially momentous …

Stylist Lola has every reason to be interested in who Paddy’s marrying – because although she’s his girlfriend, she definitely isn’t the bride-to-be. Heartbroken, she flees the city for a cottage by the sea. But will Lola’s retreat prove as idyllic as she hopes? … Not if journalist Grace has anything to do with it. She wants the inside story on the de Courcy engagement and thinks Lola holds the key. Grace’s sister, Marnie, might be able to help but she’s too busy holding her perfect life – perfect husband, perfect children, perfect house – together. And what of the soon to be Mrs de Courcy … Alicia has waited a long time for this and is determined to be the perfect politician’s wife. But does she know the real Paddy de Courcy?

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

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Chick-lit it isn't. A great read it is.
Irish Independent
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Her best yet... Keyes has achieved great writing because she has resisted the temptations of stylistic showing off, flippancy and the repetition of a successful formula
Irish Times
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Marian Keyes writes real literature, and her writing is of the highest order. Someone should give this woman a Booker.
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