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Grown Ups: British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022 by [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, tooGuardian

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

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

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, moreLiane Moriarty

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 wordsCaitlin Moran

You may have written the best book of your careerChris Evans, Virgin Radio

Funny and moving, with an acute eye for family foiblesIan Rankin, bestselling author of the John Rebus thrillers

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 oneNina Stibbe

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 relationshipsHannah Beckerman, Observer

A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuffElizabeth Day, Mail on Sunday

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 brilliant bunch of flawed individuals, all battling to understand themselves and those around them. Definitely worth devouring this year! What a treatGiovanna Fletcher

Marian's chatty style pulls readers in with warmth, wit and high dramaThe Sunday Times Online

Grown Ups is big-hearted and entertaining, dark, funny and hugely empatheticDaily Express

Keyes is so ambitious, funny and compassionate it's no wonder so many adore her writingi '40 Books for the Summer'

Her most ambitious work. Delightful, bursting with wit and compassioniNews

Keyes's latest novel might just be her greatest . . . Subtle, sophisticated storytellingIndependent

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 bereftBeth O'Leary

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 themThe Sun Online

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

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 & insightHannah Beckerman

Rejoice! Marian's back with her best book yet! An absolutely brilliant story with a very powerful emotional punchBest

At times heart-warming, at other times heartbreaking . . . This highly entertaining book is frustratingly hard to put down and can be easily devoured over a weekendDaily Express

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 seemsThe Times, Ones to watch in 2020

Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching

Nigella Lawson

Immersive... I absolutely loved it!Jill Mansell

Grown Ups is perfection. Smart, dark, layered. Her best yet!Gillian McAllister

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 MarianLiz Nugent

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 everJane Fallon

It's a page-turner you won't be able to put downThe Sunday Post

Marian Keyes manages to wrap family dynamics, female angst, good jokes and serious stuff into a really appealing formWoman's Own Magazine

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 waysGood Housekeeping

Happy making with glorious witHelen Lederer

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 ageGood Housekeeping

We've heard whispers that this could be the much-loved author's best novel yetCosmopolitan, 2020s Biggest Books

The irresistible tale of an enviably glamorous family forced to confront itselfDaily Mail, Top Picks 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 itStylist

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 facadesi Paper, Books of 2020

A family drama, where a concussion causes a spilling of secrets with amusing resultsIrish Tatler, Top Picks of 2020

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 partyGrazia, Ones to watch in 2020

Marian Keyes is back and all is right with the world. No one mixes humour and heartbreak quite like MarianRed

The latest novel from the beloved Irish author, Grown Ups delves into the Casey family whose secrets start to spill after one member gets concussedEvening Standard, Books to look forward to in 2020

This is vintage KeyesThe Times

Grown Ups is big-hearted and entertaining, a dark, funny and empathetic exploration of a dysfunctional family and the loving ties that bind them togetherSunday Express

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 familyMail Online

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 bonesImage

A heartening, pacey readSheerLuxe

Smart, savvy and very funny, Keyes takes the pulse of the nation while simultaneously tickling its funny boneRTE Guide

Promises themes of love and family, all bound together with Keyes' trademark humourHarrow Times

A hilarious readBella

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

The queen of fiction has launched another blockbuster. I couldn't put this book downThe Echo (Cork)

Chuck envy, illicit passion and financial pressures into the pot and soon this carefully constructed broth is simmering to the boilCornish Times

Funny, clever and hilarious and the rest, an epic tale of an epic family, the CaseysRTE Guide

A wonderful story, filled with heartbreak, empathy and Keyes's trademark humour . . . You'll laugh, cry, and might even have your heart broken, but it's definitely worth itIndependent

A funny and thoughtful readPrima

Up there with her bestSunday Express

A fabulous account of family and secrets, calling into question how civilised and "grown up" any of us actually areGlamour UK

A fabulous account of family and secretsGlamour UK

Marian Keyes nails the zeitgeist while handling a huge cast of characters with aplombExpress and Star

The absolute queen of astute, moving and cracking-good-fun contemporary fiction returnsThe Sun

Dazzlingly brilliantDereham Times

Brilliant as everStellar

It's everything you could want in a Keyes book - funny, warm, tender and a complete page turnerThe Handbook

A witty and compassionate story of modern life and relationshipsCandis

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 relatableStylist

Packed with emotional turmoil, but is light on her trademark wry wit and acerbic humourLuxe

Keyes touches on the difficulties of broken relationships; eating disorders; emotional insecurity and other weighty subjects with her trademark humour and lightness of touchConnaught Telegraph

Our Marian is back! And Grown Ups is one of her best yet, creating another memorable family saga ―

Brilliantly plotted family sagaTracy Thorn, New Statesman

A warm-hearted and wise tale of a family in trouble. Packed full of sharp observations and laugh-out-loud linesi

Her writing just gets better and better . . . Grown Ups is funny and clever in the way it tackles addiction and eating disorders and the hurly burly of family lifeWaitrose Weekend

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 lifeThe Gentleman's Journal

An entertaining story of family dynamics packed with vibrant characters, humour and empathyThe Sunday Times

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 faceOxfordshire Limited Edition

Keyes's captivating 14th novel tackles difficult issues with a sparkling style that makes it impossible to put downDaily Mail

Marian Keyes is the most wonderful writer. She just gets better and better. She is a writer who believes in the best of us. She shows people's foibles but she also shows the love that binds us together in a very real way -- Richard Osman

Her novels tackle hard subjects with such humour and warmth its impossible not to be drawn in -- Jane Harper ― Daily Mail

Another high-definition family comedy. An intoxicating, effervescent and warm look at modern lifeMetro

A delightful and insightful examination of the modern family -- Holly Bourne ― Beastmag

Laughter and tears intertwine, as ever, in the latest from our leading chronicler of the emotional messiness of contemporary lifeGuardian

The strength of this book lies in its relatability factor - I laughed, cried, nodded in recognition and laughed againIrish News

Shines a light on the frustrations and gripes of family life, while inviting us to laugh at the petty reality of it allLondon Living

A book to fall into and while away hours withWriters Online

Funny, thought-provoking and hitting you right in the feels, Marian Keyes does it againRed Online

I loved this complex family drama . . . Keyes nails every character she touches while keeping it all so relevant -- Jamie Klingler ― iNews

Praise for Marian Keyes-

Mercilessly funny ―
The Times

Everything this woman touches turns to comic gold ―

Comic, convincing and true. The warmth and empathy of Keyes's writing shine through this tale of family secrets revealed. -- Katy Guest ― Guardian

Clever, hilarious, poignant . . . Gloriously funny ―
Sunday Times

Wildly funny, romantic and nearly impossible to put down ―
Daily Mail

Her writing is a lovely mixture of funny and perceptive and bittersweetCressida Cowell

Full of brilliantly funny characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm ―

Her books are humorous and have the quality of a warm bathThe Times

Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks ―
The Times

Keyes is an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read ―

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

Fabulously entertaining. The queen of intelligent women's fiction ―
Sunday Mirror

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

Keyes writes about women who are absolutely themselves, even when society tries to insist they are something else ―
Irish Times

Glorious, life-affirming ―
Woman & Home

Marian's glorious, warm-hearted wit is always guaranteed to make me laugh on the very first page

There is no finer writer than Marian Keyes

She really is unparalleled when it comes to making serious points with the lightest of touches ―
The Pool

Hilariously wise ―

Brutal yet endearing honesty, wonderful humour and astonishing acumen

Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. Candid and deeply felt ―

Marian Keyes has an unparalleled talent for making you howl with laughter, nod in recognition and think at the same timeGood Housekeeping

Always brilliant - and brilliantly funnyBest

A publishing sensationDaily Express

There are few fiction writers today with as much verve and sense of independence as Marian KeyesDaily Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07QCTWJCK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin (6 February 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3386 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 615 pages
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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 her latest Number One bestseller, Grown Ups. Her two collections of journalism, Making it up as I Go Along and Under the Duvet: Deluxe Edition are also available from Penguin.

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Oh bliss, I won’t say anything about the story content as lots of people have done that already, but I will say the book is such an absolute 5* joy! It gave a lot of food for thought, a lot of smiles, a few tears, ....I was sad to finish the book but I’m sure I’ll read it again at some point. I’ve read all of MK’s books, enjoyed them all, but this was probably my favourite to date. I subscribe to her newsletter as she just makes me laugh, and she obviously puts her soul into her books, not easy. I do agree that it was a bit challenging to take on board all the characters, but just read the first bit twice then you’ll be fine, and it’s so worth it. Thank you, it was just fantastic.
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