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Grown Ups

The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller

Marian Keyes

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'Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too' THE GUARDIAN
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Grown Ups: The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller A01 By (author) N Marian Keyes 222 144 43 709 BB Hardback 656 Michael Joseph Ltd Penguin Books Ltd London United Kingdom FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) FRD Adult & contemporary romance WH Humour 1.3 FBA FRD FS FU FQ Modern & contemporary fiction Contemporary romance Family life fiction Humorous fiction Contemporary lifestyle fiction 5JA 1DDR Intended specifically for women and/or girls Ireland ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING A GROWN UP? ESCAPE IT ALL WITH MARIAN KEYES' BRAND NEW NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, THE PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO ADULT LIFE 'Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' GRAHAM NORTON 'It's SUCH a treat. I felt like I was reading the cleverest cream cake of words' CAITLIN MORAN ___________ They're a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together - birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on it. Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . . Everything stays under control until Ed's wife Cara gets concussion and can't keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets. In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's time - finally - to grow up? Grown Ups is the brand new, sensationally entertaining and laugh out loud novel from Marian Keyes. ___________ 'Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too' GUARDIAN 'Hilarious, alternately heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved everything about it' DAILY MAIL 'You may have written the best book of your career' CHRIS EVANS, VIRGIN RADIO 'Superb. Warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining' OBSERVER 'Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you'll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy' STYLIST 'I loved every word. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come' LIANE MORIARTY, bestselling author of Big Little Lies 'Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort our lives out at all' JOJO MOYES, bestselling author of Me Before You 'Her best yet. Charming, funny and poignant, but also profound, heartbreaking' NINA STIBBE, bestselling author of Reasons to be Cheerful Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. Candid and deeply felt * Metro * Brutal yet endearing honesty, wonderful humour and astonishing acumen Hilariously wise * Prima * She really is unparalleled when it comes to making serious points with the lightest of touches * The Pool * There is no finer writer than Marian Keyes Marian's glorious, warm-hearted wit is always guaranteed to make me laugh on the very first page Glorious, life-affirming * Woman & Home * Keyes writes about women who are absolutely themselves, even when society tries to insist they are something else * Irish Times * Full of darkness and light, this is Keyes at her classic and most brilliant best * Red * Fabulously entertaining. The queen of intelligent women's fiction * Sunday Mirror * When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own * Daily Express * Keyes is an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read * Stylist * Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks * The Times * Her books are humorous and have the quality of a warm bath * The Times * Full of brilliantly funny characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm * Heat * Her writing is a lovely mixture of funny and perceptive and bittersweet * Cressida Cowell * Everything this woman touches turns to comic gold * Cosmopolitan * Wildly funny, romantic and nearly impossible to put down * Daily Mail * Clever, hilarious, poignant . . . Gloriously funny * Sunday Times * Comic, convincing and true. The warmth and empathy of Keyes's writing shine through this tale of family secrets revealed. -- Katy Guest * Guardian * Mercilessly funny * The Times * Praise for Marian Keyes * - * A book to fall into and while away hours with * Writers Online * Shines a light on the frustrations and gripes of family life, while inviting us to laugh at the petty reality of it all * London Living * The strength of this book lies in its relatability factor - I laughed, cried, nodded in recognition and laughed again * Irish News * A sharp, wry tale about a seemingly happy family with contemporary problems . . . despite the traumas, you'll whizz through it with a smile on your face * Oxfordshire Limited Edition * An entertaining story of family dynamics packed with vibrant characters, humour and empathy * The Sunday Times * A sharp satire of family dynamics and the trappings of wealth. It is a delicious thing - light and dark at once, full of acid observations and warmth, and fully attuned to the absurdities of familial life * The Gentleman's Journal * A warm-hearted and wise tale of a family in trouble. Packed full of sharp observations and laugh-out-loud lines * i * Brilliantly plotted family saga * Tracy Thorn, New Statesman * Our Marian is back! And Grown Ups is one of her best yet, creating another memorable family saga * Stellar * Keyes touches on the difficulties of broken relationships; eating disorders; emotional insecurity and other weighty subjects with her trademark humour and lightness of touch * Connaught Telegraph * Packed with emotional turmoil, but is light on her trademark wry wit and acerbic humour * Luxe * An entertaining, sharp read that peels back the layers and nuances which shape the realities of family life and being an adult. Humorous, heart-warming and relatable * Stylist * A witty and compassionate story of modern life and relationships * Candis * A fabulous account of family and secrets, calling into question how civilised and "grown up" any of us actually are * Glamour UK * It's everything you could want in a Keyes book - funny, warm, tender and a complete page turner * The Handbook * Brilliant as ever * Stellar * Dazzlingly brilliant * Dereham Times * The absolute queen of astute, moving and cracking-good-fun contemporary fiction returns * The Sun * Marian Keyes nails the zeitgeist while handling a huge cast of characters with aplomb * Express and Star * A fabulous account of family and secrets * Glamour UK * A fabulous account of family and secrets, calling into question how civilised and "grown up" any of us actually are * Glamour UK * Up there with her best * Sunday Express * A funny and thoughtful read * Prima * Funny, clever and hilarious and the rest, an epic tale of an epic family, the Caseys * RTE Guide * Chuck envy, illicit passion and financial pressures into the pot and soon this carefully constructed broth is simmering to the boil * Cornish Times * The queen of fiction has launched another blockbuster. I couldn't put this book down * The Echo (Cork) * Bursting with wit and compassion. Grown ups is as alive, complicated and chaotic as any real-life family, evoking extraordinary tenderness, pain and humour. -- Francesca Steele * inews * A hilarious read * Bella * Promises themes of love and family, all bound together with Keyes' trademark humour * Harrow Times * Smart, savvy and very funny, Keyes takes the pulse of the nation while simultaneously tickling its funny bone * RTE Guide * A heartening, pacey read * SheerLuxe * No one knows better than Marian Keyes what it's like trying to be a grown up in modern Ireland. Keyes is on top form as ever, and this delightful book will warm those cold winter bones * Image * A new novel by Marian Keyes is always cause for celebration, and this latest is a corker. By the end you'll definitely feel part of the family * Mail Online * I challenge you not to devour it in one moving, relatable go * The Daily Telegraph * The latest novel from the beloved Irish author, Grown Ups delves into the Casey family whose secrets start to spill after one member gets concussed * Evening Standard, Books to look forward to in 2020 * Marian Keyes is back and all is right with the world. No one mixes humour and heartbreak quite like Marian * Red * A new Keyes is always cause for celebration. The wit and warmth of her words in her 14th novel tell the story of the Caseys, a supposedly perfect family, torn apart by a careless remark at a birthday party * Grazia, Ones to watch in 2020 * A family drama, where a concussion causes a spilling of secrets with amusing results * Irish Tatler, Top Picks of 2020 * The queen of the classy comfort read returns with this warm, wise and witty family saga which asks what really lies behind the happiest of facades * i Paper, Books of 2020 * Tackling the realities of modern-day consumerism, Keyes' new book Grown Ups is the story of three brothers and their families written with her usual deft mix of witty storytelling and delicate touchpoint topics. It's brilliant so read it * Stylist * The irresistible tale of an enviably glamorous family forced to confront itself * Daily Mail, Top Picks of 2020 * We've heard whispers that this could be the much-loved author's best novel yet * Cosmopolitan, 2020s Biggest Books * This has the ingredients of the best of Keyes: great characters, laughs and poignancy. Keyes brilliantly captures that feeling of never quite being a grown-up, no matter your age * Good Housekeeping * Happy making with glorious wit * Helen Lederer * Marian Keyes is back with a witty and dramatic story about the Caseys, a family who seem perfect on the surface but hold some big secrets between them. When one of them starts to spill the truth after suffering concussion, things start to unravel in hilarious ways * Good Housekeeping * Marian Keyes manages to wrap family dynamics, female angst, good jokes and serious stuff into a really appealing form * Woman's Own Magazine * It's a page-turner you won't be able to put down * The Sunday Post * She's only gone and done it again! I love Marian Keyes' books with a passion and now she's got a fabulous new one on the way! Brilliant as ever * Jane Fallon * Marian Keyes's gift for storytelling is utterly magnificent. I feel like I've met every single character in this book. I may even be a character in this book. Nobody nails chaotic families like Marian * Liz Nugent * Grown Ups is perfection. Smart, dark, layered. Her best yet! * Gillian McAllister * Immersive... I absolutely loved it! * Jill Mansell * Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching * Nigella Lawson * A new book from the witty Irish novelist. When Cara Casey suffers concussion, she starts spilling the secrets of her glamorous, talented family. All is not as it seems * The Times, Ones to watch in 2020 * Rejoice! Marian's back with her best book yet! An absolutely brilliant story with a very powerful emotional punch * Best * THIS BOOK. Reader, I LOVED it. Funny & thoughtful & such brilliantly drawn characters I am genuinely bereft that my time with them is over. And it tackles some REALLY important issues with immense sensitivity & insight * Hannah Beckerman * Funny, thought-provoking and will get you right in the feels * Red * A book that will make you laugh out loud, get choked up, and be very annoyed when you get to the end and have to say goodbye to all these characters. Marian's storytelling skills make you care deeply about each and every one of them * The Sun Online * This beauty of a book just took the crown as my new favourite Marian Keyes novel (and that is a HIGH bar). It's tender, hilarious, important, with characters who feel as real as your own family by the time you're done. I put it down and felt bereft * Beth O'Leary * Her most ambitious work. Delightful, bursting with with and compassion * The Daily Telegraph * Grown Ups is big-hearted and entertaining, dark, funny and hugely empathetic * Daily Express * Marian's chatty style pulls readers in with warmth, wit and high drama * The Sunday Times Online * A brilliant bunch of flawed individuals, all battling to understand themselves and those around them. Definitely worth devouring this year! What a treat * Giovanna Fletcher * Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you'll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy. * Stylist * A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff * Elizabeth Day, Mail on Sunday * Marian Keyes shows superb skill at tackling tough themes in this tale of a clan with secrets. Grown Ups is a warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining portrayal of how families behave; and of the love and tolerance required to sustain our closest relationships * Hannah Beckerman, Observer * It is charming, funny and poignant. But also profound, heartbreaking. If you already love Marian, this is her best yet. If you haven't read her, this is the one * Nina Stibbe * Funny and moving, with an acute eye for family foibles * Ian Rankin, bestselling author of the John Rebus thrillers * You may have written the best book of your career * Chris Evans, Virgin Radio * I LOVED Grown Ups so much. It's SUCH a treat. I felt like I was rolling in PURE JOY throughout. The cleverest cream cake of words * Caitlin Moran * I loved every word of Grown Ups. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come. There should be a word to describe the sadness and satisfaction you feel when you read the last page of a Marian Keyes novel: the ending is perfect but you still want more, more, more * Liane Moriarty * Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing! * Graham Norton * Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort out our lives at all * Jojo Moyes * Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too * Guardian * 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, The Break and Grown Ups. 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. 06022020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 20.00 0.00 20.00 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available ARGOSY BERT GARD Y

ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING A GROWN UP? ESCAPE IT ALL WITH MARIAN KEYES' BRAND NEW NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, THE PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO ADULT LIFE

'Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' GRAHAM NORTON

'It's SUCH a treat. I felt like I was reading the cleverest cream cake of words' CAITLIN MORAN
___________

They're a glamorous family, the Caseys.

Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together - birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on it.

Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . .

Everything stays under control until Ed's wife Cara gets concussion and can't keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets.

In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's time - finally - to grow up?

Grown Ups is the brand new, sensationally entertaining and laugh out loud novel from Marian Keyes.
___________

'Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too' GUARDIAN

'Hilarious, alternately heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved everything about it' DAILY MAIL

'You may have written the best book of your career' CHRIS EVANS, VIRGIN RADIO

'Superb. Warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining' OBSERVER

'Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you'll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy' STYLIST

'I loved every word. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come' LIANE MORIARTY, bestselling author of Big Little Lies

'Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort our lives out at all' JOJO MOYES, bestselling author of Me Before You

'Her best yet. Charming, funny and poignant, but also profound, heartbreaking' NINA STIBBE, bestselling author of Reasons to be Cheerful

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Book publisherPenguin Books Ltd
Publication date6 Feb 2020
FormatHardback
Pages656
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