World Book Club

BBC World Service

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The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.


Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday

May 2nd, 2015

Episode 321 of 347 episodes

World Book Club talks life, sex, drugs, if not rock ‘n’ roll to chart-topping Irish writer Marian Keyes about her best-selling novel Rachel’s Holiday. She answers BBC listeners' questions from around the world, and also reads several passages from her novel, about feisty 27-year-old Rachel, who is sent to a rehab clinic because of her addiction to drugs. Both funny and moving, Rachel’s Holiday examines the pain of addiction and depression, revealing a darker than usual side to Marian’s writing. The programme is presented by Harriett Gilbert. (Photo: Marian Keyes. Credit: Barry McCall)

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