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The Break
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The Break by Marian Keyes

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER & SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

'The Break is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest, glorious best' Nina Stibbe
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'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.'

'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'

If only.

Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her.

He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together.

Six months in South-East Asia. And nothing she says can stop him.

But when does a break become a break-up?

For a lot can happen in six months. And it's enough to send Amy and her family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers teetering over the edge.

When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married?

Will Amy be the same woman?

Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she?
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'Just brilliant' Sunday Times

'Mercilessly funny' The Times

'I laughed . . . I cried' Daily Mail

'Full of darkness and light, this is Keyes at her classic and most brilliant best' Red

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The Break Reviews


Involving and beautifully told . . . There's a reason why Marian Keyes is the queen of commercial women's fiction * i Newspaper *
Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny * The Times *
The Break races along with Keyes' trademark energy, lightness of touch and plenty of laughs * Sunday Express *
The Break is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest, glorious best -- Nina Stibbe
The Break makes me laugh out loud -- Tess Daly * Sunday Express *
Breathlessly entertaining * Connaught Telegraph *
Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself * Metro *
Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried -- Sarah Lawrence * Daily Mail *

Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it!

* Heat *
A snappy narrator and a raucous cast of characters make The Break another classic from Marian Keyes * Sunday Express *
Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women's fiction * Sunday Mirror *
A pleasure. Keyes writes women who are absolutely themselves, even when society tries to insist they be something else * Irish Times *
Hilariously wise * Prima *
Marian Keyes's latest novel will have you enraged one moment. Half laughing. Half crying the next. While nodding in recognition * Psychologies *
Marian Keyes writes about modern relationships and families with brutal yet endearing honesty, wonderful humour and astonishing acumen * Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things *
There is no finer writer than Marian Keyes and The Break is her at the top of the game; funny, real, with characters that speak to all of us. Only Keyes can combine pathos and humour with such effortless skill, to produce a novel that stays with you long after you've turned the final page * Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things *
Underline Keyes' status as an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read * Stylist *
A gripping story with great heart, intensity and wisdom * Sunday Business Post *
Hilarious and moving, a zeitgeisty look at how couples splinter or stay together in the face of life's obstacles * Irish Times *
I bloody loved it. Many moments of comic genius, empathy and heartbreak. She really is unparalleled when it comes to making serious points with the lightest of touches. * The Pool *
I absolutely LOVED The Break - such energy, wit and good humour * Fanny Blake, author and books editor, Woman & Home *
One of the most reliably brilliant novelists writing with humour and insight about women's lives, I think Keyes gets better and better * Alice O'Keeffe, The Bookseller *
Hilariously warm and wonderful * Image *

Amy's husband Hugh has run away to 'find himself'. But will he ever come back?

'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.'
'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'

If only.

* from the publisher's description *
September's best pulse-quickening pager-turner. Marian Keyes at her most classic and brilliant best * Red *
Fabulously entertaining, classic Keyes . . . a delightful reminder of why best selling Keyes has earned her crown as the queen of intelligent woman's fiction * The People *
The ultimate choice . . . filled with the author's signature themes, think turbulent relationships, tricky families and the need for self-belief. Keyes' [is] an international treasure * Stylist *
Cause for celebration . . . An engrossing novel full of wit and warmth. The humour never once detracts from the emotional depth. * Red *
Cause for jubilation . . . This proves her to be the reigning queen of British chick lit . . . insightful, funny and poignant * Daily Mail *
Praise for Marian Keyes -- -
Gloriously funny * The Sunday Times *
Funny but poignant * Marie Claire *
A total triumph * Daily Mail *
Not only is it a great story with funny, loveable characters, it made me laugh out loud * Stylist *

About Marian Keyes


Marian Keyes is the international bestselling author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close, The Woman Who Stole My Life and The Break. Her journalism, collected under two titles, Making It Up As I Go Along and Under the Duvet: Deluxe Edition, containing the original publications Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

Additional information

GOR009112205
The Break by Marian Keyes
Marian Keyes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2018-04-16
672
1405918756
9781405918756
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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