Giveaway: Celebrating the 25th anniversary edition of Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

It may be a quarter of a century since I first read Rachels’s Holiday by Marian Keyes, but I can remember it so vividly and I’m thrilled to be part of the 25th anniversary celebrations. In advance of the sequel to Rachel’s HolidayAgain, Rachel –  coming out in February 2022, I’m delighted to be able to offer a lucky Linda’s Book Bag UK reader a brand new updated copy of Rachel’s Holiday to help start off the anniversary blog tour. My enormous thanks to  Rhiannon Morris at FMcM Associates for inviting me to be part of the blog tour. Follow all the excitement on social media using #RachelsBack.

I can’t believe I haven’t actually featured Marian Keyes for four years since I reviewed The Break in a post you can find here.

Published by Penguin on 9th December 2021, this glorious new edition of Rachels’ Holiday is available for purchase through the links here.

Rachel’s Holiday

Meet Rachel Walsh.

She’s been 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 adoring boyfriend, Luke.

But her sensible older sister showing up and sending her off to actual rehab wasn’t quite part of her plan.

She’s only agreed to her incarceration because she’s heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, spa treatments and celebrities going cold turkey – plus it’s about time she had a holiday.

Saying goodbye to fun and freedom will be hard – and losing the man who might just be the love of her life will be even harder.

But will hitting rock bottom help Rachel learn to love herself, at last?


If you haven’t read Rachel’s Holiday before (where on earth have you been?), here’s a chance for a lucky UK reader to win a paperback copy of this brand new edition of Rachel’s Holiday:

UK Giveaway

For your chance to win a paperback of the 25th anniversary edition of Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes, click here.

UK only. The prize will be sent by FMcM Associates and the winner will need to supply a UK address to redeem their copy of Rachel’s Holiday.

Giveaway closes at UK midnight on Thursday 2nd December 2021,

About Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes is a phenomenon.

The multi-million copy, internationally bestselling author of some of the most widely loved, genre-defying novels of the past thirty years – such as Rachel’s Holiday, Anybody Out There and Grown Ups – has millions of fans around the world. They are irresistibly drawn by her warmth and wit, fearless honesty, relatable characters and relationships, and sheer storytelling magic.

Not only has Marian inspired and entertained countless readers, but also the next generation of writers too. As a beloved author herself, Marian is a passionate champion of storytellers everywhere, playing an active role in encouraging new voices. She has been the chair of judges for the Comedy Women in Print prize, a sponsor of the Curtis Brown Creative Marian Keyes scholarship, and most recently ran her own hugely popular Instagram Live series bringing free creative writing courses to thousands of viewers.

Marian also uses her position to raise some of the most challenging issues of our time, including addiction, immigration, depression, domestic violence and the Repeal the Eighth campaign.

Both critically acclaimed and commercially unstoppable, Marian’s fourteenth novel Grown Ups went straight to No.1 in hardback and paperback in four global territories: UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards Audiobook of the Year. In addition to her novels, Marian has written two collections of journalism, as well as been the star of the second series of her hit show Between Ourselves aired on BBC Radio 4 at the start of 2021. Again Rachel, the sequel to her ground-breaking novel Rachel’s Holiday, will be Marian’s fifteenth novel.

Marian is based in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

You can find Marian on Facebook and Instagram and follow her on Twitter @MarianKeyes. Marian Keyes also has a wonderful website.

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16 thoughts on “Giveaway: Celebrating the 25th anniversary edition of Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

  1. Julie Tift says:

    The woman who stole my life is my favourite, I thought it was very cleverly done! But, I haven’t read this book yet, so it could become my second favourite, in time.

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  2. Hmm, difficult to choose a favourite Marian Keyes as I loved them all. I’m going to go for another of the Walsh Family books and choose Anybody Out There.

    Can’t wait for Again, Rachel!

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  3. Lizzy says:

    I read Rachel’s Holiday many years ago. It has to be the funniest and well written book by Marian Keyes that I have ever read. Please keep them coming

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sarah says:

    My favourite has to be Sushi For Beginners as this was my first Marian Keyes book. I adored it and remember nearly missing Tube stops as I was so immersed in it!

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