Irish author Marian Keyes was born in 1963, and initially studied law and accountancy before starting to write short stories in 1993. Her first novel, Watermelon, was published in 1995 and she has since become one of Ireland's most successful novelists. She has written 15 novels, with the latest Again, Rachel (follow-up to the bestselling Rachel's Holiday) being published in February 2022. She has also written a non-fiction book, Saved by Cake, revealing how baking helped her cope with depression and sharing her favourite recipes.
Anna Walsh had it all - an apartment in New York, a well-meaning partner, and a high-flying job in beauty PR. Who wouldn’t want all that? Anna - it turns out.
Turning a minor mid-life crisis into a major life event she packs it in, heads back to Ireland, and gets a PR job for a super-high-end coastal retreat. Tougher than it sounds. Newsflash: the locals hate it. So much so, there have been threats and violence. But that isn't the biggest challenge facing Anna. Leaving New York doesn't mean escaping her mistakes - and now she has to face them.
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Follow the trials and tribulations of the five Walsh sisters, all written in Marian Keyes's witty and poignant style. The first book in the series, Watermelon, follows Claire as she navigates life with a new baby after her marriage breaks down, while Rachel's Holiday is the story of Rachel Walsh's struggles with alcohol dependency and trip to rehab. In Angels, sister Maggie leaves her husband and runs away to Hollywood. Anybody Out There sees Anna wake up in her mother's living room with no idea how she got there or why her husband in New York is refusing to take her calls, and in The Mystery of Mercy Close, PI Helen Walsh is drawn into a dark, glamorous world when her dodgy ex brings her a missing persons case. Discover the bestselling series today!