Rachel's Holiday is the story of Rachel Walsh, the wildest of Marian Keyes's Walsh sisters - the siblings that have featured in Keyes's international bestselling novels Angels, Watermelon, Anybody Out There and now The Mystery of Mercy Close.
'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 dearth 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
Marian Keyes's international bestselling novels include This Charming Man and Last Chance Saloon, and winner of the 2007 Popular Fiction Prize Anybody Out There. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin.