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Rachels'holiday
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  • Published: 2 March 1998
  • ISBN: 9780141909813
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640
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Rachels'holiday


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RACHEL'S HOLIDAY, Marian's classic novel about addiction, is being given a new lease of life with a fantastic new jacket treatment.



Here's Rachel Walsh, twenty-seven and the miserable owner of size 8 feet. She has regular congress with Luke Costello, a man who wears his leather trousers tight. And she's fond - some might say too fond - of recreational drugs. Until she finds herself being frogmarched to the Cloisters - Dublin's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She's outraged. Surely she's not thin enough to be an addict? Heartsick and Luke-sick, she seeks redemption in the shape of Chris, a Man with a Past. A man who might be more trouble than he's worth.
%%%RACHEL'S HOLIDAY, Marian's classic novel about addiction, is being given a new lease of life with a fantastic new jacket treatment.
Here's Rachel Walsh, twenty-seven and the miserable owner of size 8 feet. She has regular congress with Luke Costello, a man who wears his leather trousers tight. And she's fond - some might say too fond - of recreational drugs. Until she finds herself being frogmarched to the Cloisters - Dublin's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She's outraged. Surely she's not thin enough to be an addict? Heartsick and Luke-sick, she seeks redemption in the shape of Chris, a Man with a Past. A man who might be more trouble than he's worth.
%%%'They said I was a drug addict.
But my occasional drug use was strictly recreational.
And, hey, surely drug addicts are skinny?'
Rachel is living it up in New York City, spending her nights talking her way into glamorous parties, before heading home in the early hours to her hot boyfriend Luke.
Then her sensible older sister shows up and even though it seems like a bad joke, she finds herself in actual rehab.
It's there that she's supposed to kick her non-existent drug habit - and to get over losing Luke . Luke's a fox, he's also strong and kind, but he's had more than he can take of Rachel.
None of this was part of her plan and saying goodbye to fun will be hard.
But not as hard as losing the man that, too late, she believes might be the love of her life . . .
'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday
'The voice of a generation' Daily Mirror

  • Pub date: 2 March 1998
  • ISBN: 9780141909813
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640

About the Author

Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin. She studied law and accountancy before turning to writing. Her first novel Watermelon was published in Ireland in 1995, where it was an immediate, runaway success. Marian Keyes is now one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time and is published in thirty nine different languages. She lives in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony.

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