Again, Rachel - Walsh Family (Hardback)
  • Again, Rachel - Walsh Family (Hardback)

Again, Rachel - Walsh Family (Hardback)

Hardback 608 Pages
Published: 17/02/2022
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Waterstones Says

The long-awaited follow up to Keyes' bestselling Rachel's Holiday finds our titular heroine having hauled her life back on track, only to suffer a spectacular setback when an old flame arrives in her life once more.

Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2022

Twenty-five years after the iconic, 1.5 million-copy bestseller Rachel's Holiday burst into our lives, Rachel's BACK!

Back in the long ago nineties, Rachel Walsh was a mess.

But a spell in rehab transformed everything. Life became very good, very quickly. These days, Rachel has love, family, a great job as an addiction counsellor, she even gardens. Her only bad habit is a fondness for expensive trainers.

But with the sudden reappearance of a man she'd once loved, her life wobbles.

She'd thought she was settled. Fixed forever. Is she about to discover that no matter what our age, everything can change?

Is it time to think again, Rachel?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241441121
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 667 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 40 mm


Again, Rachel has all of Keyes's trademark wit, humour and whip-smart dialogue, but it's also a novel teeming with compassion and redemption - Observer

Delightfully funny - Daily Telegraph

Perceptive, hilarious and moving, it's a captivating roller coaster of a read and it's a joy to be reunited with Rachel and the rest of the Walsh clan. - Daily Record

Again, Rachel is fabulous. Beautifully written, pure 5-star Keyes - clever, lively, funny, compelling - Nina Stibbe

Funny, heartbreaking, achingly real - Keyes has done it again. Gorgeous. I absolutely loved it - Jane Fallon

It will break your heart and nourish your soul . . . No one can evoke deep feeling with such a light touch as Marian Keyes. She brings her characters to life with Dickensian brio. I think it might be her finest novel yet - Nigella Lawson

It's excellent and it's everything. Funny, gorgeous, but a painful, powerful story about addiction, emotions and humanity. Exquisite - Daisy Buchanan

A sequel worth the wait . . This garrulous, fast-paced read offers the joy of a reunion with not just Rachel, but the rambunctious Walsh clan. An entertaining, growingly poignant contemporary tale - Sunday Times

No other author marries heartbreak and hilarity so seamlessly - Mail on Sunday

Addictive . . . Marian's mastery of story and character is as impressive as ever, and the whole thing rings totally true from start to finish - Heat, Book of the Year 2022

This new novel is like slipping into a warm, bubbly bath - Good Housekeeping

Funny, heart-breaking and so wise - Daily Mail

It's beautifully written, funny, heart-breaking and always wise. I was so happy to be reunited with this iconic protagonist and her fabulous family - a proper treat - Daily Mail

Utterly brilliant, wise and funny. So fabulous. I adore it - Cathy Kelly

Her particular gift is the ability to settle the reader into a comfortable seat, then carry them to the darkest places; to make serious things funny - and moving. She handles with intelligence and humour the issues that the question of long-term addiction recovery throws up - The Times

A smashing sequel. Keyes delivers punchy home truths with wit and charm as we revisit her best-loved heroine. There is a real genius to the way Keyes brings deep, awful truths to the surface. Keyes has mastered the art of writing books that read like treats, but turn out to be good for you - Telegraph

Brilliant - Stylist

You'll devour this unputdownable tale - OK!

Beautifully moving and funny - Sinead Moriarty

Wise and witty, this is destined to be as successful as its forerunner - Woman's Weekly

A welcome return for Keyes' messy heroine. In Rachel, Keyes has created a character that takes her readers through the rough and the smooth - and we are more than happy to go along for the ride - Metro

Warm-hearted, witty and fearless in the face of life's sorrows, Again, Rachel is a celebration of the enduring power of love - Daily Mail

Brilliant. Truly wonderful. Like sinking into a deep, luxurious, bubble bath. Sharply observed, this big-hearted book has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and is a treat of a novel - My Weekly

Keyes has always been an excellent storyteller but here she is at the peak of her powers, her writing even more honest and vulnerable than usual. A profound and smart book that will be enjoyed by die-hard fans and new readers alike. And Luke Costello is sexier than ever. - iNews

Brilliant - Lucy Mangan

Assured, wise and witty with superb observational detail, reading Marian Keyes is like being cradled in safe arms. This book is destined to be as successful as its forerunner - Woman & Home

Bereavement, grief, addiction, family, fun, humour, love, romance. It's all there - Sheila O’ Flanagan

Warm, witty and wise - a joy to read - Sun

There's a wisdom to Marian Keyes' iconic Rachel - Sainsbury's Magazine

Keyes is an exceptional storyteller and her ability to blend comedy, high drama and emotional depth is second to none. Empathetic, insightful, romantic and witty, Again, Rachel is again a delight from start to finish. - Daily Express

Again, Rachel is a tour de force. A fearless novel about loving and losing and hoping. It's perfection - Gillian McAllister

A brilliant reminder of just how comforting it can be to return to characters that once captured our hearts. - Stylist

Set to be one of the biggest books of the year - i

Joyful, wise, empathetic, funny, sexy, and so thoughtful on addiction, too - Sarah Vaughan

Darkly comic . . . Just as tender, heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny as her first outing - Best

Again, Rachel is like a six hundred page hug and is Marian Keyes at her hilarious yet heartbreaking best - Sarra Manning, Red Magazine

I loved Again, Rachel. Such a beautiful, wise, powerful book - Elly Griffiths

Rachel somehow helps us all to find our better, truer selves. I've still got 100 pages to go, but part of me wishes it was 1,000 - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The Week

Keyes is a giant of Irish writing who has not so much defined a genre, as she has created it - Natasha Poliszczuk

Perceptive, hilarious and deeply moving, this is a wise and insightful look at modern life - Sunday Express

Switch the phone to silent, banish all distractions: it's time for a book binge - Saga Magazine

Fabulous. I loved becoming reacquainted with the Walsh family - My Weekly Special Series

A masterclass in creating the perfect follow-up story . . . This sequel shone - Jane Harper, Daily Express

Included in 'Best Paperbacks of April 2023' - THE TIMES

There aren't many books that come along . . . where on one page you can be laughing hysterically, and then you turn the page and you're nearly in tears for the opposite reason. This is that book. Beautifully told. Loads of warmth, loads of humour. - Phil Williams, Times Radio

She is a genius stylist. Her characters are so vivid, her situations feel so real and authentic. This is my favourite book of hers. - Hannah Beckerman, Times Radio

Amazing - Beth O'Leary

Enticing - Stylist

There's light and dark in all Keyes' novels, equal measures of hilarity and heartbreak - Scotsman

Hard to put down - Sunday Express

Lovable, funny. Doesn't disappoint - Sunday Life

Keyes at the peak of her powers - Scotsman

Praise for Marian Keyes - :

Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort out our lives at all - Jojo Moyes

A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff - Elizabeth Day, Mail on Sunday

Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing! - Graham Norton

Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too - Guardian

There should be a word to describe the sadness and satisfaction you feel when you read the last page of a Marian Keyes novel: the ending is perfect but you still want more, more, more - Liane Moriarty

Charming, funny and poignant. But also profound, heartbreaking - Nina Stibbe

Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you'll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy - Stylist

Funny, thought-provoking and will get you right in the feels - Red

Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching - Nigella Lawson

Marian Keyes's gift for storytelling is utterly magnificent - Liz Nugent

Rachel Walsh is back with a bang. Wickedly shrewd and fun - RTE Guide, 'Top 10 Fiction of 2022'

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“Simply wonderful ….”

More than twenty years ago, ‘Rachel’s Holiday’ was the first book I read by Marian Keyes. Since then I’m one of her most loyal readers.
Rachel’s story literally broke my heart the first time around; now we get to see... More

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“Hilarious and heartbreaking, Marian at her very best.”

I have been reading Marian’s books for over 20 years and my favourites have always been the ones that involve the Walsh sisters. When I heard she had written a sequel to Rachel’s Holiday which was to be published for... More

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Nicole @hemelwstones

“Again, Rachel Has It All, I Giggled At The Ridey Men. I Wept With Rachel. It Had A Few Surprises & Was Exactly What I Needed.”

Straight in with the Walshes & their ridey men

I reread Rachel's Holiday recently & was so so glad I did. I had forgotten how the drama swishes around the Walsh sisters like a whirlwind.

After 25 years... More

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