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Again, Rachel has all of Keyes’s trademark wit, humour and whip-smart dialogue, but it’s also a novel teeming with compassion and redemptionObserver

Delightfully funnyDaily Telegraph

Perceptive, hilarious and moving, it’s a captivating roller coaster of a read and it’s a joy to be reunited with Rachel and the rest of the Walsh clan.Daily Record

Again, Rachel is fabulous. Beautifully written, pure 5-star Keyes – clever, lively, funny, compelling — Nina Stibbe

Funny, heartbreaking, achingly real – Keyes has done it again. Gorgeous. I absolutely loved it — Jane Fallon

It will break your heart and nourish your soul . . . No one can evoke deep feeling with such a light touch as Marian Keyes. She brings her characters to life with Dickensian brio. I think it might be her finest novel yet — Nigella Lawson

It’s excellent and it’s everything. Funny, gorgeous, but a painful, powerful story about addiction, emotions and humanity. Exquisite — Daisy Buchanan

A sequel worth the wait . . This garrulous, fast-paced read offers the joy of a reunion with not just Rachel, but the rambunctious Walsh clan. An entertaining, growingly poignant contemporary taleSunday Times

No other author marries heartbreak and hilarity so seamlesslyMail on Sunday

Addictive . . . Marian’s mastery of story and character is as impressive as ever, and the whole thing rings totally true from start to finishHeat, Book of the Year 2022

This new novel is like slipping into a warm, bubbly bathGood Housekeeping

Funny, heart-breaking and so wiseDaily Mail

It’s beautifully written, funny, heart-breaking and always wise. I was so happy to be reunited with this iconic protagonist and her fabulous family – a proper treatDaily Mail

Utterly brilliant, wise and funny. So fabulous. I adore it — Cathy Kelly

Her particular gift is the ability to settle the reader into a comfortable seat, then carry them to the darkest places; to make serious things funny – and moving. She handles with intelligence and humour the issues that the question of long-term addiction recovery throws upThe Times

A smashing sequel. Keyes delivers punchy home truths with wit and charm as we revisit her best-loved heroine. There is a real genius to the way Keyes brings deep, awful truths to the surface. Keyes has mastered the art of writing books that read like treats, but turn out to be good for youTelegraph


You’ll devour this unputdownable taleOK!

Beautifully moving and funny — Sinead Moriarty

Wise and witty, this is destined to be as successful as its forerunnerWoman’s Weekly

A welcome return for Keyes’ messy heroine. In Rachel, Keyes has created a character that takes her readers through the rough and the smooth – and we are more than happy to go along for the rideMetro

Warm-hearted, witty and fearless in the face of life’s sorrows, Again, Rachel is a celebration of the enduring power of loveDaily Mail

Brilliant. Truly wonderful. Like sinking into a deep, luxurious, bubble bath. Sharply observed, this big-hearted book has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and is a treat of a novelMy Weekly

Keyes has always been an excellent storyteller but here she is at the peak of her powers, her writing even more honest and vulnerable than usual. A profound and smart book that will be enjoyed by die-hard fans and new readers alike. And Luke Costello is sexier than ever. ― iNews

Brilliant — Lucy Mangan

Assured, wise and witty with superb observational detail, reading Marian Keyes is like being cradled in safe arms. This book is destined to be as successful as its forerunnerWoman & Home

Bereavement, grief, addiction, family, fun, humour, love, romance. It’s all there — Sheila O’ Flanagan

Warm, witty and wise – a joy to readSun

There’s a wisdom to Marian Keyes’ iconic RachelSainsbury’s Magazine

Keyes is an exceptional storyteller and her ability to blend comedy, high drama and emotional depth is second to none. Empathetic, insightful, romantic and witty, Again, Rachel is again a delight from start to finish.Daily Express

Again, Rachel is a tour de force. A fearless novel about loving and losing and hoping. It’s perfection — Gillian McAllister

A brilliant reminder of just how comforting it can be to return to characters that once captured our hearts.Stylist

Set to be one of the biggest books of the yeari

Joyful, wise, empathetic, funny, sexy, and so thoughtful on addiction, too — Sarah Vaughan

Darkly comic . . . Just as tender, heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny as her first outingBest

Again, Rachel is like a six hundred page hug and is Marian Keyes at her hilarious yet heartbreaking best — Sarra Manning ― Red Magazine

I loved Again, Rachel. Such a beautiful, wise, powerful book — Elly Griffiths

Rachel somehow helps us all to find our better, truer selves. I’ve still got 100 pages to go, but part of me wishes it was 1,000 ― Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The Week

Keyes is a giant of Irish writing who has not so much defined a genre, as she has created it — Natasha Poliszczuk

Perceptive, hilarious and deeply moving, this is a wise and insightful look at modern lifeSunday Express

Switch the phone to silent, banish all distractions: it’s time for a book bingeSaga Magazine

Fabulous. I loved becoming reacquainted with the Walsh familyMy Weekly Special Series

A masterclass in creating the perfect follow-up story . . . This sequel shone — Jane Harper ― Daily Express

Included in ‘Best Paperbacks of April 2023’THE TIMES

There aren’t many books that come along . . . where on one page you can be laughing hysterically, and then you turn the page and you’re nearly in tears for the opposite reason. This is that book. Beautifully told. Loads of warmth, loads of humour. — Phil Williams ― Times Radio

She is a genius stylist. Her characters are so vivid, her situations feel so real and authentic. This is my favourite book of hers. — Hannah Beckerman ― Times Radio

Amazing — Beth O’Leary


There’s light and dark in all Keyes’ novels, equal measures of hilarity and heartbreak ― Scotsman

Hard to put down ― Sunday Express

Lovable, funny. Doesn’t disappoint ― Sunday Life

Keyes at the peak of her powers ― Scotsman

Praise for Marian Keyes — :

Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort out our lives at all — Jojo Moyes

A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff — Elizabeth Day ― Mail on Sunday

Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing! — Graham Norton

Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable – and get a few grownup laughs, tooGuardian

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

Charming, funny and poignant. But also profound, heartbreaking — Nina Stibbe

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

Funny, thought-provoking and will get you right in the feelsRed

Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching — Nigella Lawson

Marian Keyes’s gift for storytelling is utterly magnificent — Liz Nugent

Rachel Walsh is back with a bang. Wickedly shrewd and funRTE Guide, ‘Top 10 Fiction of 2022’

About the Author

Marian Keyes is a phenomenon. The multi-million copy, internationally bestselling author of some of the most widely loved, genre-defying novels of the past thirty years – such as Rachel’s Holiday, Anybody Out There and Grown Ups – has millions of fans around the world. They are irresistibly drawn by her warmth and wit, fearless honesty, relatable characters and relationships, and sheer storytelling magic. Not only has Marian inspired and entertained countless readers, but also the next generation of writers too.

As a beloved author herself, Marian is a passionate champion of storytellers everywhere, playing an active role in encouraging new voices. She has been the chair of judges for the Comedy Women in Print prize, a sponsor of the Curtis Brown Creative Marian Keyes scholarship, and most recently ran her own hugely popular Instagram Live series bringing free creative writing courses to thousands of viewers. Marian also uses her position to raise some of the most challenging issues of our time, including addiction, immigration, depression, domestic violence and the Repeal the Eighth campaign.

Both critically acclaimed and commercially unstoppable, Marian’s fourteenth novel Grown Ups went straight to No.1 in hardback and paperback in four global territories- UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards Audiobook of the Year. In addition to her novels, Marian has written two collections of journalism, as well as been the star of the second series of her hit show Between Ourselves aired on BBC Radio 4 at the start of 2021.

Again Rachel, the sequel to her ground-breaking novel Rachel’s Holiday, will be Marian’s fifteenth novel.

Marian is based in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

From the Publisher

Additional information

Publisher ‏

‎ Michael Joseph; 1st edition (12 April 2023)

Language ‏

‎ English

Paperback ‏

‎ 400 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 1405945397

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-1405945394

Dimensions ‏

‎ 13 x 3.7 x 19.9 cm

10 reviews for Again, Rachel: The No 1 Bestseller That Everyone Is Talking About 2023   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Muleiple ASIN

  1. Emmy Lou

    Lovely to catch up with Rachel again.

  2. Rosalind Robb

    This book is such a welcome reminder of what a fabulous author Marian Keyes is. She really is the best in this genre. I thoroughly loved being able to experience life again with Rachel and her crazy, hilarious family. Laugh out loud funny, yet also heartbreakingly sad in some parts. I feel the way Marian wrote about addiction was done so well.

  3. Danielle Longmore

    Actually really enjoyed this book, wasn’t sure I would. Read Rachel’s holiday and this back to back which was helpful. The voices and characters were grand, like. I laughed, I cried, it felt familiar and overall very enjoyable.

  4. Irene

    I don’t know how Marian Keyes does it. Again, Rachel is funny and real. It speaks to incredibly tough topics and the various emotions and responses that people have, but with delicacy and “no judgement” 😉Following Rachel’s “journey” (shovel list) through the years, finding out how relationships had changed and why was so satisfying.My first introduction to Marian Keyes and the Walsh sisters was through Rachel’s holiday many years ago. I’ve loved getting to know each sister through the books. It was so nice to catch up with the family again.

  5. LeaRiv

    Oh, what a treat meeting the Walsh family again. Loved every word of this fabulous book. I feel I know each of the characters & love them all. Thank you Marian, a fabulous holiday day read.

  6. Amazon Customer

    Fabulous! Laugh out loud reading! I love Luke, I love Rachel, but omg! Really, Rachel 7 years apart? Love the sisters and mum! This family is seriously crazy, the best part is they all KNOW it! It’s ok! And just for that you know Rachel will be ok, and please Marian Keyes give them a baby!

  7. Amazon Customer

    I am a huge fan of Rachel because I feel so much like I am. She gave me some hard truths about my addiction. I’m not as brave, funny or strong but she has a hold on my heart.

  8. Amazon Customer

    I just love this book so much. Rachel’s story was one of my favourite books and this one just took up another notch. I finished the book in tears because it was just so beautiful and so real.If you liked “Holidays” you will love this one!

  9. Bec

    I always love Marian Keyes work and this is no different.As always Marian delves into really deep and dark topics, but doesn’t write depressing books. I don’t know how time and time again she writes about terrible things, but manages to create beautiful, light hearted fun reads, that instantly become favourites.

  10. Marianne Piekkala-Fletcher

    Marian Keyes is one of the few authors who is guaranteed to write excellent books. Every time I read one, I think this is the best. Until she writes the next one!

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