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  • Published: 3 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780241958483
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 912
  • RRP: $22.99

This Charming Man

British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022

'Gripping. The master at her best' Daily Telegraph
The No 1 bestseller

'Don't you dare be happy, you bastard.
That's what I thought when I heard. Don't you dare be happy'

Slick, handsome politician Paddy de Courcy is on the up. His party is set do well in the elections and he's just announced his engagement to the beautiful Alicia. Which is news to his girlfriend, Lola, who, within hours, finds herself dumped and warned not to talk to the press.

Yet journalist Grace is on the prowl. She has been after Paddy ever since he ruined her sister Marnie's life way back in college. Grace is looking for the inside story and thinks Lola holds the key.

But do any of them know the real Paddy?

Four very different women.
One awfully charming man.
And the dark secret that binds them all . . .

'So funny, so perceptive, so real. I changed my life for this book' Mail on Sunday

'The laughs come fast and furious. A gripping, compelling tale' Sunday Independent

  • Published: 3 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780241958483
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 912
  • RRP: $22.99

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.

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 and Anybody Out There. Her two collections of journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available in Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.



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Praise for This Charming Man

Keyes' multi-layered plotting has never been as ingenious as in this . . . It's her best book yet

Irish Times

The laughs come fast and furious . . . a gripping, compelling tale

Sunday Independent

The queen of page-turners . . . brimming with her trademark down-to-earth wit


Gripping from the start . . . the master at her best

Daily Telegraph

This is an emotional tour de force, with a plot that packs great power but is lifted, as always, by genuine human warmth