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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: Romance, Mystery
 
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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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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If Only I Could Tell You (2019)
Hannah Beckerman
"Compelling and moving...it made me cry."

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