- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; Re-issue edition (29 Jan. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140271791
- ISBN-13: 978-0140271799
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (437 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 319,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Rachel's Holiday Paperback – 29 Jan 1998
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A gripping tale of self-discovery (Giovanna Fletcher)
Keyes manages to have you alternately blubbing and belly-laughing to the final page (Company)
Gloriously funny (The Sunday Times)
A born storyteller (Independent on Sunday)
The voice of a generation (Daily Mirror) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Imagine you're Rachel.
Living in glamorous New York City, spending your nights at fabulous parties and heading home in the small hours to your sexy boyfriend Luke.
Then your sensible older sister shows up.
Next thing you know, you're being escorted back to your parents, who insist on checking you in to Cloisters, a kind of low rent Priory.
Suddenly you're in therapy sessions and being cured of all your addictions: the drugs, the high life and even Luke.
But you're young - can't you make a few mistakes?
Because you can't help worrying:
if they take all this away, what'll be left?
'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday
'The voice of a generation' Daily Mirror--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
It was well written, and an interesting story, just not what I'd expected.
Rachel's holiday, is not quite what Rachel expects, not a spa break to get away from things but a good few weeks in rehab, with no frills, and the slow enlightenment that her party lifestyle had led her down to a life of theft, drugs and very little respect for herself and others.
It's well written, but not what's I'd expected, so that is my only gripe...I wouldnt rank it in my favourite books, but if I knew someone on that path it might be ideal, although realistically, I should rein in my book spending on a whim!. So I can't fault the book, just noth the escapist angst I was expecting.
Rachel does come to terms with her life so the contradictions of what she sees and the actuality of her life is laid bare, and she learns from this, thought provoking stuff, but not unfortunately a favourite book of mine
Is Rachel an unreliable narrator - deliciously so, but she is telling the truth as she sees it and we share her hilarious journey to discover the truth about her life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I discovered Maran Keyes when i discovered this book. This is now my fourth time reading it, and I love it everytime I read i! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Carol Hamilton
Uncomfortable at times but mixed with the laugh out loud moments, I continued to read! I really enjoyed the style of writing and have subsequently bought the others in the series. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is funny yet poignant and I couldn't put it down. I would recommend it to anyone who has any self doubt, no matter the size, and who loves a happy ending.Published 11 days ago by Miss S E Kite
This story of Rachel, another of the Walsh sisters. I love this family, who are so warm and forgiving. Read morePublished 13 days ago by sally
Raising awareness of addiction in its many forms but doing so not just in a serious way but also in a humorous, poignant way. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Amazon appear to have their review links messed up for this book and "This Charming Man" which seems to be causing a bit of confusion. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alaia