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Marian Keyes


Ireland (b.1963)

Marian Keyes lives in Dublin. She has published six novels, which have all been international bestsellers, garnering great reviews and selling more than 2.5 million copies: Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon and Sushi for Beginners and Angels.

Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction
 
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Awards
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel winner (2007) : Anybody Out There?
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Book nominee (2009) : This Charming Man


Marian Keyes recommends
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Ordinary Miracles (1996)
Grace Wynne-Jones
"Funny, heartwarming and special."
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Nice Girls Finish Last (1996)
(Robin Hudson, book 2)
Sparkle Hayter
"Sparkle Hater is a marvellous writer."
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The Trials of Tiffany Trott (1998)
Isabel Wolff
"Very funny and unputdownable."
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More Mischief (1999)
(Deirdre O'Dare, book 2)
Kate Thompson
"A funny, romantic and gloriously escapist read."
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The Three Wise Men (2000)
Martina Devlin
"I'm in awe - a great book."
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To Be Someone (2001)
Louise Voss
"Beautifully written...by turns comic and poignant, about friendship, love and redemption. I loved it!"
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Friends Indeed (2001)
Rose Doyle
"Beautifully written... enjoyable, entertaining, interesting, full of drama and unexpected twists."
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The Lost Souls' Reunion (2002)
Suzanne Power
"A haunting book, a magical odyssey that takes you to another plane, that stays with you long after you have finished it."
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Amazing Grace (2003)
Clare Dowling
"A very satisfying read."
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Something Borrowed (2004)
(Adventures of Darcy, book 1)
Emily Giffin
"I absolutely loved it... I could not put it down."
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Cherries in the Snow (2005)
Emma Forrest
"A perfect balance of dark and light, edginess and color. Cherries in the Snow is smart, sassy, as sharp as a paper cut, and a massive pleasure to read."
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Not That Kind of Girl (2005)
Catherine Alliott
"Possibly my favourite writer."
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Lucy in the Sky (2007)
Paige Toon
"I loved it - I couldn't put it down!"
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Frenemies (2007)
Megan Crane
"Frenemies is a hugely enjoyable...It's romantic, funny, intelligent, believable and gripping. I couldn't put it down."
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The Flirt (2008)
Kathleen Tessaro
"Kathleen Tessaro writes beautifully and with great confidence."
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Driving Sideways (2008)
Jess Riley
"Driving Sideways is a gorgeous novel . . . hugely entertaining and very touching. Jess Riley's voice is irreverent and wonderful, and her writing is genius."
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Jack with a Twist (2008)
(Brooke Miller, book 2)
Brenda Janowitz
"[A] funny, sweet romance."
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Homecoming (2010)
Cathy Kelly
"Warm, lyrical and comforting... genius!"
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Postcards from the Heart (2011)
Ella Griffin
"A fresh, funny new voice. Ella Griffin can make you laugh and then cry in the turn of a page."
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The Rosie Project (2013)
(Don Tillman, book 1)
Graeme Simsion
"Charming, funny, and heartwarming, a gem of a book."
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Rebecca Rocks (2013)
(Rebecca, book 3)
Anna Carey
"So funny - gold star!"
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Unravelling Oliver (2014)
Liz Nugent
"Incredibly brilliant."
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Only Ever Yours (2014)
Louise O'Neill
"Utterly magnificent."
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Liberty Silk (2014)
Kate Beaufoy
"A wholly engrossing, beautifully crafted novel."
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Age, Sex, Location (2015)
Melissa Pimentel
"Great Fun-a gripping read and very touching."
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We Are All Made of Stars (2015)
Rowan Coleman
"Wonderful...very moving."
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Summer Secrets (2015)
Jane Green
"I'm in AWE of Jane Green's talent. Summer Secrets is a gripping read, filled with twists."
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The Dress (2015)
Kate Kerrigan
"Glamorous, gripping and moving."
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The Night in Question (2015)
Laurie Graham
"Why is Laurie Graham not carried on people's shoulders through cheering crowds? Her books are brilliant!."
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The Summer Seaside Kitchen (2017)
(Mure, book 1)
Jenny Colgan
"The sweetest, loveliest book. Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting."
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Harvesting (2017)
Lisa Harding
"is beautiful and harrowing … an important literary read. Highly recommended."
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The Hawthorn Crown (2017)
Helen Falconer
"Magical, I utterly loved it, such great writing."
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Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling (2017)
(Aisling, book 1)
Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght
"There aren't enough words for how much I love it."
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Seven Days of Us (2017)
Francesca Hornak
"LOVED it! Warm and humane, funny and sad, with a great, twisty plot, Seven Days of Us is absolute pleasure reading from beginning to end. Francesca Hornak is a true talent. Just gorgeous!"
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Trying (2018)
Emily Phillips
"Funny, bittersweet and touching. Will resonate with anyone who is trying."
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The Ruin (2018)
(Cormac Reilly, book 1)
Dervla McTiernan
"Excellently written and at times, heartcatchingly sad."
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Her Name Was Rose (2018)
Claire Allan
"AMAZING. I read it in one go. I was totally hooked."
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In a country Garden (2018)
Maeve Haran
"Comic, poignant and thought-provoking."
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Promising Young Women (2018)
Caroline O'Donoghue
"I loved it. The writing is whipsmart and so witty and what Caroline O'Donoghue says about how women interact with men and work is fascinating. A fabulous and timely novel."
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Killing It (2018)
Asia Mackay
"I absolutely loved it!!! It's so new and different and refreshing."
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The Storm Keeper's Island (2018)
(Storm Keeper Quartet, book 1)
Catherine Doyle
"Magical ... An enchanting book. It's beautifully written."
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One Day in December (2018)
Josie Silver
"One Day in December is the SWEETEST love story. It's gorgeous, absolutely lovely. Readers are going to love it."
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Melmoth (2018)
Sarah Perry
"This is a beautiful, devastating, brilliant book. It affected me so much I was shaking after I read it. The exquisite, immersive writing compelled me to keep reading even through the horrors described."
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Nine Perfect Strangers (2018)
Liane Moriarty
"The twist blew my mind."
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A Thousand Roads Home (2018)
Carmel Harrington
"I read it. I LOVE it! A very VERY special book."
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A Winter Kiss on Rochester Mews (2018)
(Lonely Hearts Bookshop, book 4)
Annie Darling
"Sweet, funny and lovely."
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Don't You Forget About Me (2019)
Mhairi McFarlane
"I loved It! So funny and warm."
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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss (2019)
Rajeev Balasubramanyam
"I loved this beautiful book. It's tender and compassionate, written with exquisite care and verve, and so so SO funny."
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She Lies in Wait (2019)
(DCI Jonah Sheens, book 1)
Gytha Lodge
"I loved it. A SUPERIOR crime book."
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The Gift of Friends (2019)
Emma Hannigan
"Warm, intelligent and brilliant."
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If Only I Could Tell You (2019)
Hannah Beckerman
"Compelling and moving...it made me cry."
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Stone Mothers (2019)
Erin Kelly
"The plot is so CLEVER... and the writing is perfection."
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I Heart Hawaii (2019)
(I Heart, book 8)
Lindsey Kelk
"Witty, funny, warm and wise."
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The Carer (2019)
Deborah Moggach
"Unputdownable, fun and tender with characters that jump off the page. Perfection."
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Inheritance (2019)
Jenny Eclair
"Oh my God, this book! I DEVOURED it! By comedian Jenny Eclair . . . It is SO immersive, atmospheric and compelling. I loved Jenny's last book Moving but this is in another league . . . I recommend it HIGHLY."
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Lies, Lies, Lies (2019)
Adele Parks
"Absolutely brilliant."
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How It Was (2019)
Janet Ellis
"You will love this - immersive, amazing, remarkable, I could barely breathe. I cried - and I never cry."
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The Museum of Broken Promises (2019)
Elizabeth Buchan
"I ADORE cold-war novels and I live for love stories - The Museum of Broken Promises is a perfect combination of both. It's a gem of a book... beautiful, elegant."
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Hamnet (2020)
Maggie O'Farrell
"Stunning. The writing is exquisite, immersive and compelling... deserves to win prizes."
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It Started with a Secret (2020)
Jill Mansell
"It Started with a Secret by beloved Jill Mansell is gripping and incredibly comforting."
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Big Girl, Small Town (2020)
Michelle Gallen
"A thrillingly fresh, provocative and touching voice."
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Black River (2020)
(Tuva Moodyson Mystery, book 3)
Will Dean
"Once again, I LOVED it!!! Do yourself a favour and read the first two books in the series."
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Pretending (2020)
Holly Bourne
"MAGNIFICENT. Brutally honest and righteously angry but still HUGELY enjoyable and engaging. I bow down!"
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A Theatre for Dreamers (2020)
Polly Samson
"Oh my god, this book! I don't have words to convey its brilliance."
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Remain Silent (2020)
(DS Manon Bradshaw, book 3)
Susie Steiner
"Manon Bradshaw is SUCH a great creation. [Remain Silent] is so spot-on about love, relationships, middle-age, being a woman. The plot … broke my heart. So MOVING."
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Below the Big Blue Sky (2020)
Anna McPartlin
"Well, that was a tearjerker! Anna McPartlin's Below the Big Blue Sky is a MORE than worthy follow-up to The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes."
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Olive (2020)
Emma Gannon
"It'll give a voice to countless women . . . a profound issue wrapped inside an accessible, highly engaging novel."
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The Women Who Ran Away (2020)
Sheila O'Flanagan
"One of my favorite authors."
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Imperfect Women (2020)
Araminta Hall
"Rare and very refreshing ... a novel where middle-aged women are represented in all their wise, sensual, flawed complexity. I enjoyed it SO much."
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The Shift (2020)
Sam Baker
"I NEED this book, we All need this book."
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The Thursday Murder Club (2020)
(Thursday Murder Club, book 1)
Richard Osman
"Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny. I smiled a million times. This book will make a lot of people very, very happy."
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Because of You (2020)
Dawn French
"Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love."
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Ghosts (2020)
Dolly Alderton
"I loved it so much, I wanted it to go on forever, Dolly Alderton is so gifted at making people care. A rare talent."
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Home Stretch (2020)
Graham Norton
"Graham Norton's new novel has me in floods... His gift for characterisation is positively Binchy-esque! Such nuance and warmth! It's GORGEOUS."
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The Searcher (2020)
Tana French
"Completely, indescribably magnificent. Tana French is a pure genius."
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Girl A (2021)
Abigail Dean
"Utterly unputdownable, insanely gripping."
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You, Me & The Sea (2021)
Elizabeth Haynes
"Elizabeth Haynes is bliddy-well Brilliant!."
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Notebook (2021)
Tom Cox
"Tom Cox brings magic to the most mundane of subjects."

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