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Under the Duvet | [Marian Keyes]

Under the Duvet

High heels, movie deals, wagon wheels, shoes, reviews, having the blues, builders, babies, families and other calamities.... Many think that Marian Keyes leads a glitzy life of limos, television, and showbiz parties - but she would argue that she spends the majority of her life writing alone, wearing her PJs, and eating bananas with a laptop on a pillow in front of her. Under the Duvet is a wide collection of her journalism and stories - all personal, closely observed, and painfully funny.
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High heels, movie deals, wagon wheels, shoes, reviews, having the blues, builders, babies, families and other calamities.... Many think that Marian Keyes leads a glitzy life of limos, television, and showbiz parties - but she would argue that she spends the majority of her life writing alone, wearing her PJs, and eating bananas with a laptop on a pillow in front of her. Under the Duvet is a wide collection of her journalism and stories - all personal, closely observed, and painfully funny.

©2001 Marian Keyes; (P)2002 W F Howes Ltd

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    Alice Columbus, OH, United States 03-10-10
    Alice Columbus, OH, United States 03-10-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Just Okay"

    I really wanted to like this book. Having read Marian Keyes' other works and enjoyed them, I expected the same. One disappointment was that this is an anthology of mostly previously published older works. The book was okay but not great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Keogh Austin, TX 02-06-13
    C. Keogh Austin, TX 02-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining, but also full of reruns"
    What disappointed you about Under the Duvet?

    She'd already used much of this material in her fiction, so though this was a collection of non-fiction articles, the jokes had already been told.


    What was most disappointing about Marian Keyes’s story?

    Reusing old material


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing, she was very entertaining as she read her past articles. Her personal connection to the stories made her narration much more enjoyable.


    What character would you cut from Under the Duvet?

    Non-fiction, not applicable.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the peek into Marian Keyes' actual life and had some fun making comparisons between her characters and her real life relations. But if you've read five or more of her books, you will recognize much of this material.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Leona
    Feniton, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "easy book to dip in and out off"

    If you are a fan of Marian Keyes then you will enjoy this book.This collection of short stories and articles is narrated by Marian herself which makes it seem quite personal. It's a window into her life through which we can glimpse some of the process and situations that have not only led her to becoming a published writer but also how some of her books and characters came into being via her own experiences. It dispels the ideas that the life of a writer is glamorous and easy but like her novels is funny and easy to listen to. The short story aspect of this book makes it an easy book to dip in and out off and I recommend it to any Marian Keyes fan.

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  • clef50
    1/30/13
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    "Boring!"

    What a disappointment! This book is so boring I actually do listen to it to send me to sleep! The narration is dull, the content is dull, the whole experience has left me feeling dull. What is worse, I thought I was buying it on a three for two but somehow I ended up using a valuable credit on it!!!! Don't know how that happened! :-(

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