They’re a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together – birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they’re a happy family. Johnny’s wife, Jessie – who has the most money – insists on it. Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much. Everything stays under control until Ed’s wife Cara, gets concussion and can’t keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny’s birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets. In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it’s time – finally – to grow up?
*** CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2022***
Hilarious and painfully relatable, Grown Ups is the perfect escape into someone else’s wonderfully messy family . . .
‘Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing!’ GRAHAM NORTON
‘SUCH a treat. Like reading the cleverest cream cake of words’ CAITLIN MORAN
MEET JESSIE, CARA AND NELL.
Married to brothers Johnny, Ed and Liam Casey.
Three very different women tied to three very different men.
Every family occasion is a party – until the day the secrets spill out.
PLAYTIME IS OVER.
BUT WHERE ARE THE GROWN-UPS?
This book has been printed with four different colour designs: blue, green, pink and orange. Covers are assigned to orders at random so we are unable to accept specific requests.
‘Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable – and get a few grownup laughs, too’ GUARDIAN
‘Hilarious, alternately heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved everything about it’ DAILY MAIL
‘You may have written the best book of your career’ CHRIS EVANS, VIRGIN RADIO
‘Superb. Warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining’ OBSERVER
‘Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you’ll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy’ STYLIST
‘I loved every word. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come’ LIANE MORIARTY, bestselling author of Big Little Lies
‘Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort our lives out at all’ JOJO MOYES, bestselling author of Me Before You
‘Her best yet. Charming, funny and poignant, but also profound, heartbreaking’ NINA STIBBE, bestselling author of Reasons to be Cheerful
|Dimensions||19.8 × 12.9 × 3.7 cm|
1st paperback ed
General – Trade / Code: K