A brand-new book from the Number One bestselling author of The Break and The Woman Who Stole My Life.
They're a glamorous family, the Caseys.
Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together - birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on it.
Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . .
Everything stays under control until Ed's wife Cara, gets concussion and can't keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets.
In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's time - finally - to grow up?
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, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close, The Woman Who Stole My Life and The Break. Her journalism, collected under two titles, Making It Up As I Go Along and Under the Duvet- Deluxe Edition, containing the original publications Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.
Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. Candid and deeply felt Metro Brutal yet endearing honesty, wonderful humour and astonishing acumen Hilariously wise Prima She really is unparalleled when it comes to making serious points with the lightest of touches The Pool There is no finer writer than Marian Keyes Marian's glorious, warm-hearted wit is always guaranteed to make me laugh on the very first page Glorious, life-affirming Woman & Home Keyes writes about women who are absolutely themselves, even when society tries to insist they are something else Irish Times Full of darkness and light, this is Keyes at her classic and most brilliant best Red Fabulously entertaining. The queen of intelligent women's fiction Sunday Mirror When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own Daily Express Keyes is an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read Stylist Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks The Times Full of brilliantly funny characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm Heat Everything this woman touches turns to comic gold Cosmopolitan Wildly funny, romantic and nearly impossible to put down Daily Mail Clever, hilarious, poignant . . . Gloriously funny Sunday Times Mercilessly funny The Times Praise for Marian Keyes - Smart, savvy and very funny, Keyes takes the pulse of the nation while simultaneously tickling its funny bone RTE Guide No one knows better than Marian Keyes what it's like trying to be a grown up in modern Ireland. Keyes is on top form as ever, and this delightful book will warm those cold winter bones Image A new Keyes is always cause for celebration. The wit and warmth of her words in her 14th novel tell the story of the Caseys, a supposedly perfect family, torn apart by a careless remark at a birthday party Grazia, Ones to watch in 2020 A family drama, where a concussion causes a spilling of secrets with amusing results Irish Tatler, Top Picks of 2020 The queen of the classy comfort read returns with this warm, wise and witty family saga which asks what really lies behind the happiest of facades i Paper, Books of 2020 Tackling the realities of modern-day consumerism, Keyes' new book Grown Ups is the story of three brothers and their families written with her usual deft mix of witty storytelling and delicate touchpoint topics. It's brilliant so read it Stylist The irresistible tale of an enviably glamorous family forced to confront itself Daily Mail, Top Picks of 2020 We've heard whispers that this could be the much-loved author's best novel yet Cosmopolitan, 2020s Biggest Books Happy making with glorious wit Helen Lederer Marian Keyes is back with a witty and dramatic story about the Caseys, a family who seem perfect on the surface but hold some big secrets between them. When one of them starts to spill the truth after suffering concussion, things start to unravel in hilarious ways Good Housekeeping She's only gone and done it again! I love Marian Keyes' books with a passion and now she's got a fabulous new one on the way! Brilliant as ever Jane Fallon Marian Keyes's gift for storytelling is utterly magnificent. I feel like I've met every single character in this book. I may even be a character in this book. Nobody nails chaotic families like Marian Liz Nugent A new book from the witty Irish novelist. When Cara Casey suffers concussion, she starts spilling the secrets of her glamorous, talented family. All is not as it seems The Times, Ones to watch in 2020 Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching Nigella Lawson THIS BOOK. Reader, I LOVED it. Funny & thoughtful & such brilliantly drawn characters I am genuinely bereft that my time with them is over. And it tackles some REALLY important issues with immense sensitivity & insight Hannah Beckerman A brilliant bunch of flawed individuals, all battling to understand themselves and those around them. Definitely worth devouring this year! What a treat Giovanna Fletcher This beauty of a book just took the crown as my new favourite Marian Keyes novel (and that is a HIGH bar). It's tender, hilarious, important, with characters who feel as real as your own family by the time you're done. I put it down and felt bereft Beth O'Leary A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff Elizabeth Day, Mail on Sunday I LOVED Grown Ups so much. It's SUCH a treat. I felt like I was rolling in PURE JOY throughout. The cleverest cream cake of words Caitlin Moran I loved every word of Grown Ups. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come. There should be a word to describe the sadness and satisfaction you feel when you read the last page of a Marian Keyes novel: the ending is perfect but you still want more, more, more Liane Moriarty Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing! Graham Norton Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort out our lives at all Jojo Moyes It is charming, funny and poignant. But also profound, heartbreaking. If you already love Marian, this is her best yet. If you haven't read her, this is the one Nina Stibbe
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