Rachel's Holiday

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Penguin Books Limited, May 26, 2005 - Fiction - 640 pages
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** Wild and witty, Rachel's Holiday is the second novel in the Walsh Sisters series by bestselling author Marian Keyes **

'How did it end up like this? Twenty-seven, unemployed, mistaken for a drug addict, in a treatment centre in the back arse of nowhere with an empty Valium bottle in my knickers . . .'

Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters - Dublin's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She's only agreed to her incarceration because she's heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey - and it's about time she had a holiday.

But what Rachel doesn't count on are the toe-curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the lack of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll - and missing Luke, her ex. What kind of a new start in life is this?

'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday

'Both hilarious and heartbreaking' Daily Express

'Gloriously funny' Sunday Times

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

Well this is a fecking good book, so it is! It's a comedy about a woman who lives in a state of denial. She can't admit she's a drug addict, that she's tried to kill herself, that she's a completely ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dawn772 - LibraryThing

An interesting story about addiction but it was too long, filled with superfluous details which I started skimming. Still I was drawn to continue even though the rehabilitation process overshadowed the romance. Rachel's family checked her into a rehab center because of her drug addiction. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Marian Keyes' international bestselling novels include 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 and The Woman Who Stole My Life. Three collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet, Further Under the Duvet and Making It Up As I Go Along, are also available from Penguin.

Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

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