Grown Ups (Paperback)Marian Keyes (author)
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In Marian Keyes's sparkling comedy, one woman's concussion leads to an outpouring of long-contained gripes and secrets, calling into question just how civilised and 'grown-up' any of us actually are.
Meet Jessie, Cara and Nell.
Married to brothers Johnny, Ed and Liam Casey.
Three very different women tied to three very different men. Every family occasion is a party - until the day the secrets spill out.
Playtime is over. But where are the grown-ups?
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 36 mm
'Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too' - Guardian
'Hilarious, alternately heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved everything about it' - Daily Mail
'You may have written the best book of your career' - Chris Evans
'Superb. Warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining' - Observer
'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
'Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort our lives out at all' - Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before You
'It is charming, funny and poignant. But also profound, heartbreaking. If you already love Marian, this is her best yet. If you haven't read her, this is the one' - Nina Stibbe
'I loved every word of Grown Ups. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come. 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
'Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' - Graham Norton
'I loved Grown Ups so much. It's such a treat. I felt like I was rolling in pure joy throughout. The cleverest cream cake of words' - Caitlin Moran
'Funny and moving, with an acute eye for family foibles' - Ian Rankin
'A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff' - Elizabeth Day
'A brilliant bunch of flawed individuals, all battling to understand themselves and those around them. Definitely worth devouring this year! What a treat' - Giovanna Fletcher
'Marian's chatty style pulls readers in with warmth, wit and high drama' - The Sunday Times Online
'Grown Ups is big-hearted and entertaining, dark, funny and hugely empathetic' - Daily Express
'Her most ambitious work. Delightful, bursting with with and compassion' - Daily Telegraph
'This beauty of a book just took the crown as my new favourite Marian Keyes novel (and that is a HIGH bar). It's tender, hilarious, important, with characters who feel as real as your own family by the time you're done. I put it down and felt bereft' - Beth O'Leary
'A book that will make you laugh out loud, get choked up, and be very annoyed when you get to the end and have to say goodbye to all these characters. Marian's storytelling skills make you care deeply about each and every one of them' - The Sun Online
'Funny, thought-provoking and will get you right in the feels' - Red
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