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Watermelon (Paperback)
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Watermelon (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 06/07/2017
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Watermelon, Marian Keyes's very first novel, tells the extremely funny and wonderfully touching tale of a woman who thought she had it all - until the day she discovers that it's all gone . . .

'Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup . . .'

On the day she gives birth to her first child, Claire Walsh's husband James tells her he's been having an affair and now's the right time to leave her.

Right for who exactly? Exhausted, tearful and tiny bit furious, Claire can't think what to do. So she follows the instincts of all self-respecting adults in tricky situations.

. . . And runs home to Mum and Dad.

But while her parents are sympathetic, Claire's younger sisters are less so. Helen wants to share the new toy (she means baby Kate). While Anna is too busy having out-of-her-head experiences.

So when James slips back into her life, desperate to put things right, Claire doesn't know whether to take a chance on a past she'd feared she'd lost for ever or face an uncertain future on her own.

But is she as on her own as she really believes?

'A warm and hilarious page turner' Good Housekeeping

'Reading a novel by Marian Keyes is like sitting at the kitchen table with your nicest, most confiding friend.' Daily Mail

'Gloriously funny' The Sunday Times

'Funny but poignant' Marie Claire

'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405934374
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 373 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


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Watermelon, Marian Keyes's very first novel, tells the extremely funny and wonderfully touching tale of a woman who thought she had it all - until the day she discovers that it's all gone . . .

'Failed relationships can be describe as so much wasted makeup . . .'

On the day she gives birth to her first child, Claire Walsh's husband James tells her he's been having an affair and now's the right time to leave her.

* from the publisher's description *
Keyes gives popular fiction a good name * Independent on Sunday *
Full of twists and turns, with warmth and humour on every page, it doesn't disappoint * Closer *
A smart new drama from the awesome Marian Keyes * Heat *
Not only is it a great story with funny, loveable characters, it made me laugh out loud * Stylist *
Keyes manages to have you alternately blubbing and belly-laughing to the final page * Company *
One of those rare books that will swallow up your day without realising it. Romantic and uplifting it won't fail to put a smile on your face. Marian Keyes is back to her best * The Daily Express *
A modern fairy tale, it's full of Keyes's self-deprecating wit * The Sunday Mirror *
One of the 40 books to read before you're 40. Pure craic * Image *

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“Watermelon”

This is a fantastic, upbeat book. The humour, wit, and dramatic elements make it a riveting, sensational read. I love it!

Paperback edition
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This was a light-hearted and entertaining book with Marian Keyes's usual wit and heart. This was her first book, and as a result I think the plot is just a bit too simple, but it's still an enjoyable story.

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
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“Brilliant!”

A really great read. Witty and emtional, this is chick lit at its best.

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