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The Rachel Incident

The Rachel Incident

'If you've ever been young, you will love The Rachel Incident like I did' (Gabrielle Zevin) - the international bestseller

By Caroline O'Donoghue

Paperback | ISBN 9780349013541

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Harry Hartog's review

A funny and thoughtful novel about growing up, making friends, doing all the wrong things with the right kinds of people, and falling in love with the people we we’d better off not. If you know anything about Caroline O’Donoghue, you’ll know that she is a great defender of the rom-com and sees it as an undervalued genre, that is so much more than just boy meets girls. This book in very much in support of that argument. It’s messy, true to human foibles and retrospective on youth without being judgemental. I’m sure people will hate me for saying this, but it was like reading Sally Rooney if she was a better writer and had a sense of humour. Also check out her podcast, if you like this book, I promise you’ll want to read every book every guest mentions! - Emily, Gift & Lifestyle Buyer

Publisher's description

The international bestseller: a hilarious, heartfelt story of all-consuming and unexpected love

'If you've ever been young, you will love The Rachel Incident like I did' GABRIELLE ZEVIN

'Funny, nostalgic, sexy' MONICA HEISEY

'Deeply relatable and extremely funny' OBSERVER

'Easily 13/10 . . . Funny, lovely, romantic, drenched in nostalgia' MARIAN KEYES

'A headlong read about being young and hopelessly in lust' SUNDAY TIMES

'Hilarious, wise and wonderfully written' GRAHAM NORTON

'Gorgeous, bittersweet and true' JENNY COLGAN

The Rachel Incident is an all-consuming love story. But it's not the one you're expecting. It's unconventional and messy. It's young and foolish. It's about losing and finding yourself. But it is always about love.

When Rachel falls in love with her married professor, Dr Byrne, her best friend James helps her devise a plan to seduce him. But what begins as a harmless crush soon pushes their friendship to its limits. Over the course of a year they will find their lives ever more entwined with the Byrnes' and be faced with impossible choices and a lie that can't be taken back...

'A deliciously complicated and very real romance with some refreshing twists. O'Donoghue captures all the intensity of messy young love' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'A stormer of a novel' I NEWS

'A book full of love, and it is extremely easy to love reading it' VOGUE

'Perfectly captures the intensity and high and lows of first love, and it's also very, very funny' RED MAGAZINE

'Chaos at its finest' STYLIST

'Sharply witty, warm-hearted and wise' GUARDIAN

'Books by Irish women writers are hot these days, and this novel is on fire' PEOPLE MAGAZINE, Book of the Week

'Filled with humour and heart ... You'll gobble up The Rachel Incident in one bite' DAILY EXPRESS


Early readers are falling in love with The Rachel Incident:

'Her best book yet - this is going to be huge' READER REVIEW

'A triumph of a novel' READER REVIEW

'Extremely witty, charming and humorous' READER REVIEW

'Perfection. I want to delete it from my brain so I can read it for the first time again' READER REVIEW

'Delightfully addictive' READER REVIEW

'Big-hearted, witty and expertly crafted' - SLOANE CROSLEY, author of Cult Classic

'Hilarious' - ANNIE LORD, author of Notes on Heartbreak<


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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780349013541
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Width (mm): 152
Height (mm): 232
Depth (mm): 30

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