Watermelon - Walsh Family (Paperback)
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Watermelon - Walsh Family (Paperback)

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Published: 06/07/2017
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Discover the riotously funny, tender and touching debut from the No. 1 bestselling author of Grown Ups

'A modern fairy tale, full of Keyes's self-deprecating wit' Sunday Mirror
'Reading a novel by Marian Keyes is like sitting at the kitchen table with your nicest, most confiding friend' Daily Mail
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Meet Claire Walsh.

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

Right for who exactly?

Exhausted, tearful and a tiny bit furious, Claire doesn't know what to do. So she decides to go back to basics . . . and runs home to Mum and Dad.

But it's not the sanctuary she'd been hoping for. Juggling her sisters' drama, her parents' pity and the demands of a baby, Claire desperately misses the way things were. So when James gets back in touch, eager to put things right, Claire faces a choice.

Will she forgive and forget? Or can she find the courage to take a chance on herself, and start a life of her own?

Love the Walsh sisters? Don't miss out on the eagerly awaited sequel to Rachel's Holiday: AGAIN, RACHEL . . .
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'A warm and hilarious page turner' Good Housekeeping
'Gloriously funny' Sunday Times
'Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express

FAMOUS FANS AND WHY THEY LOVE MARIAN KEYES

'Marian's writing is the truth. With big laughs' Dawn French
'A giant of Irish writing' Naoise Dolan
'Will make you laugh and make you cry, but will also reveal the truth of who you really are' Louise O'Neill
'Keyes weaves the joy and pain of life in a unique and magical way' Cathy Rentzenbrink
'One of the most honest writers writing today' Pandora Sykes
'Compassionate, tender, incisive writing' Lucy Foley
'Her talent for tackling serious issues with such humanity and wit is balm for the soul' Nigella Lawson
'Marian Keyes is a brilliant writer. No one is better at making terrifically funny jokes while telling such important, perceptive and agonizing stories of the heart. She is a genius' Sali Hughes
'Irresistible, profound. Keyes's comic gift is always evident' Independent
'Joyful. Keyes' clever way with words and extraordinary wit. People stared at me as I laughed to myself' C.L. Taylor
'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday


Marian Keyes, Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, April 2023
Marian Keyes' books have sold over 7 million copies in the UK [Nielsen Bookscan, April 2024]

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405934374
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 389 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

So fresh . . . a story about a world I really recognised - Sophie White

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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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“Brilliant!”

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

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kendrafortune

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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.

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