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The brilliant Marian Keyes

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 7th November 2014

“It’s five years since I’ve been able to do a public reading event.” Those were Marian Keyes’s words as she settled into her chair for a Q&A with Sunday Times columnist India Knight at Waterstones in London’s Piccadilly this week. The event marked the publication of Keyes’s 12th novel, The Woman Who Stole My Life, and when she saw the sell-out audience in front of her she admitted: “I’m overwhelmed. ...keep reading

Friday book review – The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 19th October 2012

I do love Marian Keyes’s books. Her latest, The Mystery of Mercy Close, proves yet again that Keyes is in a league of her own. Even when she’s writing about hard-hitting subjects like depression and bankruptcy, as she is here, she’s perceptive and funny, moving and wise. The novel’s heroine is Helen Walsh, the youngest and stroppiest of Mammy Walsh’s five daughters. Older sisters Claire, Rachel, Maggie and Anna have ...keep reading

Marian Keyes and her new baking book

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 1st February 2012

The best news of the week is that the brilliant Marian Keyes has written a new book – and it’s out this month. For the past two and a quarter years the bestselling Irish novelist has suffered from debilitating depression, unable, as she writes in her latest (and very moving) blog, “to get out of bed or concentrate on a sentence or motivate myself to do anything.” But on her ...keep reading

The fabulous RNA

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 21st May 2011

Romantic fiction often gets slated – largely due, as Joanna Trollope once said, to snobbery and the genre’s pink covers, embossed lettering and “cartoon drawings of cocktail glasses and handbags and ditsy girls falling off their designer heels.” But so much of the criticism is downright unfair. A total of 25 million romantic novels are bought by readers in the UK every year and romantic fiction boasts some of the ...keep reading