This Charming ManeBook - 2008
Lola has just found out that her boyfriend – charismatic politician Paddy de Courcy – is getting married. To someone else. Heartbroken, Lola flees the city for a cottage by the sea. But will Lola’s retreat prove as idyllic as she hopes? Journalist Grace wants the inside story on Paddy de Courcy’s engagement and thinks Lola holds the key to it. Grace knew Paddy a long time ago. But why can’t she forget him? Grace’s sister, Marnie, might have the answer but she also has issues with the past. Her loving loving husband and beautiful daughters are wonderful, but they can’t take away memories of her first love: a certain Paddy de Courcy. What will it take for Marnie to be able to move on? Alicia Thornton is Paddy’s wife-to-be. Determined to be the perfect wife, Alicia would do anything for her fiancé. But does she know the real Paddy? Four very different women. One awfully charming man. And the dark secret that binds them all...
Four very different women, one awfully charming man and a dark secret that binds them all . . .
Marian Keyes' This Charming Man follows women who have been caught in a web of modern love.
'Everybody remembers where they were the day they heard that Paddy de Courcy was getting married'
Slick, handsome politician Paddy de Courcy is on the up. His party is set to 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?
'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
'The queen of page-turners . . . brimming with her trademark down-to-earth wit' Cosmopolitan
'Gripping from the start . . . the master at her best' Daily Telegraph