My favourite mistake

Marian Keyes

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Anna has just lost her taste for the Big Apple. Anna has a life to envy. An apartment in New York. A well-meaning (too 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 bins the lot, 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. Anna, however, worked in the beauty industry. There’s no ugliness she hasn’t seen. No wrinkle she can’t smooth over. Anna’s got this. Until she discovers that leaving New York doesn’t mean escaping her mistakes. Once upon a time she’d had a best friend. Once upon a time she’d loved a man. Now she has neither. And now she has to face them. We all make mistakes. But when do we stop making the same one over and over again?

ISBN: 9780241441145 Category:

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THE HILARIOUS, HEARTWARMING NEW NOVEL FROM INTERNATIONAL NO. 1 BESTSELLER MARIAN KEYES

‘Keyes is a powerhouse’ The Sunday Times

‘You are all in for a treat. My Favourite Mistake is by turns hilarious and heart-breaking, with a very satisfying mystery at the heart of it too’ Elly Griffiths

Warmhearted and deftly plotted page-turner. A celebration of kindness: that of family and friends’ Sunday Telegraph

Anna has just lost her taste for the Big Apple?

She has a life to envy. An apartment in New York. A well-meaning (too well-meaning?) partner. And a high-flying job in beauty PR. Who wouldn’t want all that?

Anna, it turns out.

Trading a minor midlife crisis for a major life event, she switches the skyscrapers of Manhattan for the tiny Irish town of Maumtully (population 1,217), helping old friends Brigit and Colm set up a luxury coastal retreat.

Tougher than it sounds. Newflash: the locals hate the idea. So much so, there have been threats – and violence.

Anna, however, worked in the beauty industry. There’s no ugliness she hasn’t seen. No wrinkle she can’t smooth over.

There’s just one fly in the ointment – old flame Joey Armstrong.

He’s going to be her wingman.

Never mind their chequered history. Never mind what might have been.

Because no matter how far you go, your mistakes will still be waiting for you . . .

‘Explodes with joyful humanity on every page’ Sara Pascoe

‘A great, big mystery romance that will make you laugh on every page. A marvel’ Catherine Newman

We love Marian for her humour, relatable style and wisdom – all of which are present here. A big-hearted read full of big feelings’ Woman & Home

Furiously funny and stealthily profound. There’s so much depth, but reading it made me feel happier and lighter than I have in ages – it’s sexy, smart, wise, touching and fun‘ Daisy Buchanan

‘A great read from this much-loved author’ Prima

‘Keyes’s is so good at upping the tension in will they/won’t they scenarios, keeping the characterisation rich and the jokes frequent. She somehow keeps it both light and intensely important at the same time’ i

Praise for Marian Keyes

‘Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching’ Nigella Lawson

‘Delightfully funny’ Daily Telegraph

‘Funny, tender, completely absorbing!’ Graham Norton

‘An entertaining, growingly poignant contemporary tale’ Sunday Times

‘Funny, heartbreaking, achingly real’ Jane Fallon

‘Beautifully written, funny, heartbreaking and always wise – a proper treat’ Daily Mail

Readers are loving My Favourite Mistake
‘This book is hilarious, relatable, sexy and moving by turn and I inhaled it within a day. Fabulous‘ ***** Reader Review

‘I was absolutely overjoyed to be able to read and review this book and I left abandoned housework, children and much more behind as I indulged myself with this book. I literally did not want to put it down at all‘ ***** Reader Review

OMG it’s good to have these lovely characters back!’ ***** Reader Review

‘The most magical of storytellers has done it again, the world would be a far sadder place without Marian Keyes‘ ***** Reader Review

‘it was engaging, funny, sad and everything in between with that wonderful familiarity certain book characters just have – brilliant’ ***** Reader Review

Additional information

Weight 0.66 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 14.4 × 3.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

599

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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